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A peep behind the movie screen. 


An interview vsi^h Pola Negri. 


Gerald Ames relates his experiences. 


A big British production. 


THE FILMS OF 1923 - - - - - 19 

A review of the year's film offerings, 


Rodolph Valentino. 


The brothers and sisters of fihndom. 


Sydney Folker, Laurette Taylor, Malt Moore, Evelyn Brent, 
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FILM STARS AT HOME - - - - 34—35 

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VOL. 5. No. 25. JANUARY, 1923. 

9J. /.ong /Icrc, London. 

Kef^iilcrcd fur I tammiision 
hyCiiniitlioK Miv^uziiie post 

Ourd^r\wd.ry Movie C5.ler\dd.r 

Aisr 1. 

IQ 2/3 

ALENDAR for 1923 

first introduced into 
American costume 
play. 1923. 

2.-^0ur youngest 
sees Bill Hart for 
first time, 1921. 

Wants to know if it's real and wKere 

vou buy em. 

3. — First discovery of revolver in 
drawer as solution in eternal triangle 
drama, 1909. 

4:. — ialking pictures invented. 1904. 
Glycerine used as weeps for 7000th 
time, in Barrie s ' Sentimental 
Tommy." 1920. 

5. — Barrie 
sees "Sentimen- 
tal Tommy 
screened, 1922. 
Don t need any 

6. — Talking 
pictures inven- 
ted again, 1907. 
Director of eter- 
nal triangle 

idea of revolver 


drama gets bright 
in drawer, 1921. 

7. — So does another one, 1922. 

8. — Director of Western picture 
gets stuck in last scene and doesn t 
know how to get rid of villain, 1927. 
Gets brilliant idea of letting him find 
revolver in drawer. 

9. — First smile in Swedish Bio- 
graph, 1980. 

10, — Centenary of motion pictures, 
1997. Public, now very wise, has 
to be provided with glycerine at box 
office. 1 he original first Chaplin 
now released as fog ' interest " to 
schools. Revolver still in drawer. 
Talking pictures invented. 

I 1. Oil portrait of Von Stroheim 

unveiled, Kinema CJub, 1930. 

12. — Veiled again. 

13. — Fairbanks footprint found on 
face of Nelson Col- 
umn, 1930. Doug, 
arrested for dam- 

14.— Nelson Col- 
umn found on face 
of man who inven- 
ted revolver in 
drawer as solution 
in eternal triangle 
dramas, 1931. 

Von Stroheim. 

1 5. — John Bunny publicity pub- 
lished in ' Orkney and Shetland 
Herald." 1922. 

16 Griffith does his biggest, 1931. 

All the world engaged as supers. No 
public left. 

1 7. — Bill Hart doesn't weep for the 
last time. 1923. Last member of 
British aristocracy gives in and enters 
movies, 1938. 3elgravia now en- 
tirely populated by retired movie 

18. — Release of first American 
feature with plot since 1916. 1927 
Riot on Broadway, seventeen direc- 
tors and twenty authors busy with 

19.-H. G.Wells 
sells rights in 'Ann 
Veronica to 
Whistle Fillums, 
Inc., 1934. 

20.— 'Ann Vero- 
nica " released 
under title of 
"Snowy Heights, 
1935. H. G. Wells sees it. Fails 
to recognise. So sells rights in 

Bill Hart. 

" Ann Veronica ' to Whistle Fillums, 
Inc., once more. Gets dj)uble this tune. 

21. — "AnnVeronica ' released under 
title of "Heartless Fathers," 1936. 
H. G. Wells sees it and is bewildered. 
Gives up writing in order to devote 
all his time to selling rights of 
" Ann Veronica. ' 

22.--Mauretania launched for 67th 
time on Topical Bits. 1 his time as 
' Pacanic. 

23. - - Talking pictures invented. 
1940. Chaplin releases another. 1942. 

24. Changes his mind and takes it 
back, 1942. 

25, "-Really releases 
it, 1943. Everybody 
forgotten what he 
looks like. Hailed as 
new star by E.A.B, 
of ' Daily News." 

26.—" All close- 
up " photoplay ap- 
pears, 1980. No 
sub-titles. No action. 
No story. 

27. — Hefton Hash, 
critic, announces that he doesn t like 
Fairbanks, 1925. Fairbanks announces 
that he doesn t like Hefton Hash. 
W rite letters to papers about each 

28.- p. W. Griffith appeals for 
order. Squabbling undignified, ihink 
of dignity of industry. After which 
he directs villain to find revolver 
in drawer. 

29. — Amalgamated American Direc- 
tors reach end of all usable ideas and 
start again at beginning, 1921. 

. 30. — Talking pictures invented, 


31. — ' Birth of a Nation" reaches 
Heckmondwike, 2022. 

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Every screen-struck girl who has visions of leading the life of a movie star should read 
this enthralling " Behind the Screen " article of life in a kinema city. 

Bert Lvlell 

ts one of the 

actors with 


ds soon as I returned from Holly- 
wood I found I was accepted 
as something of an oracle. No. 
1 found it out before then. 
Even on the trains from the 
coast everyone who found I 
had been in the studios pUed 
me with questions. And when 
I got home my personal friends simply 
showered them upon me. Did 1 think 
it really wonderful ? Were the actors 
and actresses really unusual or just 
commonplace folks like Sally Ann 
Higgins and Jeremiah Jones round the 
comer ? Was Harry Leon Wilson's 
stor\-, " Merton of the Movies," true 
to life, or was it all just a story ? Is 
Mary's hair bleached ? How does an 
actress kiss herself on the screen ? Do 
anv of them have any brains at all ? 
Here goes. Yes, I thought the 
studios wonderful, picturesque, and no 
end fascinating, and no small part of 
that was due directly to the actors and 
actresses. More interesting than the 
neighbours down the street and round 
the corner ? I siiould say so. I don't 
know any neighbours of mine daring 
enough to risk being dumped into the 
seas in shipwrecks, pilot rafts through 
rapids, or clamber over the tops of 
houses. H I did I'd stick close and 

watch them for sheer entertainment. 
If there are any girls like Priscilla Dean 
in my town I've yet to find them out, 
and I'd certainly hke to. 

Even the regular town dare-devils 
are far short of Harold Lloyd. As for 
the women, I know a great many of 
them are " too nervous " to run a car. 
I'm not a particularly brave person 
myself, but I yield all my admiration 
to braver)'. Take Priscilla Dean. She 
isn't very big, but every inch of her 
is all grit and daring. Practically 
ever)' actor and actress calmly accepts 
risks that you and I would shudder 
at — well, I would, if you wouldn't. If 
you know any daring and spirited 
young men and women, take the best 
of them and saturate them through and 
through with gaiety, and you'll get a 
mixture something hke most of the 
folks who act at the studios. Actors 
have always borne the reputation of 
being a " gay lot." Now take that at 
its literal meaning, and use it as I do 
to stand for bubbling, effervescent, 
high spirits and vitality. When this 
bubbling of spirits runs over into the 
scenes for pictures some funny things 
happen. I'd never dare tell the names 
in this ston*', but one day when I was 
watching the making of a picture of 


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poor 'osses don't get much oats just 
now !) We were jogging quietly back 
from the wall when we spotted a wild 
boar, taking a good sniti of us, about 
fifty yards away. We pulled up and 
stared back at him. To my delight, he 
came along towards us; but my friend, 
who knew more about it than I did, 
said : " Come on, Herr Ames, this is 
the something season or other. He 
means mischief." 

We cleared off — the horses, by the 
way, seemed really frightened— and 
I'm dashed if the old pig didn't double 
after us at a devil of a pace for a good 
quarter of a mile or so. They can 
gallop, w'hen they Uke, as fast as a 
horse — and a nine-inch tusk as sharp 
as a poultry knife isn't a pleasant 
thing to get acquainted with when one 
is unarmed. 

At night the boars and stags used to 
hang round us at a respectful distance, 
as if fascinated by our searchlights. 
Talking of searchlights, the " sun arcs " 
used in the studio were really old 
army searchlights for picking up air- 
craft, and focussed, of course, for very 
long-distance work. It was, as you 
can imagine, very difficult to " spread " 
the light sufficiently over the scene at 
close quarters. I was sitting in an 
arm-chair, and our talented and charm- 
ing young producer, Mr. Jean Legrand, 
was directing one of these lights on 
to the back of my head in order to 
throw up my classic beauty, if he could 
find it, when the man in charge got 
flustered and, reversing his gear, con- 
centrated the full beam on to the back 
of my neck. I was like a grasshopper 
under the rays of a magnifying glass 
held by some naughty boy between it 
and the sun. 

I nearly went up in spontaneous 
combustion, but, jxist in time, I gave 
a leap that would have done credit to 
a grasshopper, and exploded instead 
into terrible language in three tongues 
at once. 

It is curious how Napoleon seems to 
dominate our destiny just now. Our 
favourite part of Schonbrunn, the 
Royal Palace in Vienna, was the wing 
containing the apartments of Napoleon, 
and, later on, of his_ son, the Duke of 
Reichstadt. Wliilst staying in Paris 
on our way home, we visited every 
place associated witli the great Em- 
peror, and duly wept with emotion 
by his superb tomb. Immediately on 
our return, my wife, better known as 
Mary Dibley, was engaged to play 
in Under the Terror at the Scala before 
The Orphans of the Storm. We spent 
a long week-end with some friends 
at a famous country house associated 
with Madame de Stael, Talleyrand, 
D'Arblay, and other French emigres ; 
we were then both engaged by Mr. 
Samuelson to play in The Royal Divorce 
and went back to France again to 
reproduce the great story of the " Little 
Corporal " and " Josephine," as far 
as the exteriors are concerned, on the 
actual spots. However, that's another 
story that does not concern my four 
months in Austria. 


land and water, and my wife's 
especial treasure. 

The out-of-door caf^s, which 
are such a feature of life in the 
Austrian capital, are still well 
patronised. The Viennese could 
not exist without them : for 
they are a sociable folk, and 
neighbours, friends and acquaint- 
ances meet and group, and listen 
to excellent music every day. 
But times are so bad there 
that, instead of the usual liquid 
refreshment one expects to see 
disappear at such places, I ^ound 
nearly everybody was drinking 
cold water. 

On the whole, I think there's 
a great future out there for 
films. The scenery is great, the 
artistry in the studios is superb, 
and the cost of production small. 
The people are real good sorts, 
and one can't help feeling jolly 
sorry for them. 

Top : " Adam," Jean Angela, behind 
prison bars. Above : Myself and my 
two wives — left, reel, and right, real / 

Right : Myself, Gerald 

Below : The end of the story. Con- 
stance Worth and myself in the final 

I brought home many interest- 
ing souvenirs of my trip. One 
was a mask of Beethoven, which 
I gave to my wife, and with 
which we are wont to play school- 
boy tricks upon unsuspecting 
visitors. Also a charming electric 
lamp in the shape of a delightful 
little figurine made and given to 
me by a studio rival. This we 
call " Jeritza," after the charming 
prima donna who sang for us so 
delightfully, and is now winning 
all hearts in the U.S.A. 

In Paris, Where we stayed 
quite awhile, we acquired one or 
two fine paintings : one, in par- 
ticular, which, viewed closely, is 
rather rough hewn ; but at a 
short distance away, looks charm- 
ing. It is a sylvan study of wood- 

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Herbert /.a>iglev and 
Hilda liayley. 

T\w. Old Bailey, whose grey 
walls 111 the past re-echoed 
with so many stories of 
human drama, is rcHected 
with a wealth of grim realism 
on the screen in the am- 
bitious British photoplay', 
/•7«)))f>" u/ I'assion. And, 
althoiif^h one realises that the 
fdin is only holding up a mirror to 
the shadier side of life, it has mucli of 
the gripping ])ower that is inspired 
by a real murder trial when erring 
Jiumans are stretched upon the rack. 
To see I lerbert I,angley in the dock 
on trial for the murder of his own 
child, in the realistic court scene, with 
its solemn judge and grim-faced l)ar- 
risters, is almost to believe that the 
real stern panoply of crime is passing 
before one's eyes beneath the Okl 
Hailt y roof, where the symbolic, 
l)lui(l-folded figure of Justice stands 
with upraised sword. 

ICven during the actual production 
of the court scene in the Lasky 
studios, the players felt the strain of 
acting amid such ominous surrounfl- 
ings. l^mgley's trembling hands and 

4(ji^ I haggard face and 

^ ■ staring eyes as he 

stood before the black- 

ca])})ed judge were not 

entirely the result of clever 

acting. He was swept into 

a condition of uncontrollable 

nervousness by the realism of 

the scene. 

There are lighter moments in 

Flames of Passion, which help one 
to forget the somewhat gloomy nature 
of the story revolving around a dis- 
solute chauffeur who betrays a girl 
and then through a vagary of fate, 
kills his own daughter, only to dis- 
cover her real identity when she lies 

There is a stage ballet scene that 
is something of a milestone in British 
production. For it represents one of 
the first occasions on which dancing 
has been taken sutlicicntly seriously 
on the screen to justify the utilisa- 
tion of Miss Purcell, a celebrated 
terpsichorean instructress. 

She organised the ballet for the 
cameras, and introduced dancing 
that was best suited where syn- 
chronisation with picture-theatre 
orchestras was involved. The result 
is that the dancers sway rhyth- 
mically to the music, and do not flicker 
across the screen with an irritating 
indiflerence to the time of the 
kinema hall orchestra accompany ing 
their ai)])earance. 

The cast of h'lium's of Passion con- 
sists of both British and American 
artistes, which is in i)ursuanceof . 
the new idea of bleixling th 
talent of both countries in 
order to arouse ^ ,_ <^ 
international in 
terest in the picture. 

Mae Marsh, Eva Moore, Hilda Bayley, 
Herbert Langley, Aubrey Smith, Allan 
Aynesworth, George K. Arthur, Henry 
Vibart, and A. G. I'oulton figure in the 

I'orty thousand pounds was spent 
on the production of the picture, 
The film editor was confronted with 
the formiilable task of dissecting from 
the one hundred thousand feet of 
film exposed the requisite eight thou- 
sand feet that represented the finished 
picture. On one occasion, Mae Marsh 
and her fellow artistes worked for 
twenty-two hours at a stretch. 

and Mae 


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The story of the Graham Wilcox film, featuring 
Mae Marsh, based on the famous novel by 
Gertrude Page. 

Above : Mae Marsh as " Paddy 

Circle : Darby Foster and Mae 
Marsh in the great swamp scene. 
Below : Sir Simeon Stuart as 
" General Adair " ; Mae Marsh, 
Mildred Evelyn as " Dorcen 
Blake," and Darby Foster. 

Darby Foster as 
'Laurence Blake." 

lith, I've wanted a boy all my Hfe, 
)ul there's no doubt that I liave 
got the very next best thing." 

That was General Adair's philo- 
sophy where his curly - haired, 
lovable, tomboy daughter was 
concerned. If she wasn't a boy, she 
* proved through her irresponsible 

pranks that she had been born with many of 
the traits that go to make up happy-go-Uicky 
/ Irish boyhood. So the Adair family, as the years 
passed, forgot their disajjpointment over the fact 
that a kindly Providence had not given them a son 
and heir. And Paddy Adair was accepted as the 
" next best thing." 
In the neighbourhood of the Mountains of Mourne, 
where the ancient and respected Irish' family of the .Adairs 
lived amidst the most picturesque countryside that Erin 
could produce to solace a troubled country, everyone knew 
the ha]ipv, boisterous Irish girl with the irresistible smile. 

There was probably neither priest nor peasant nor lavman 
who did not accord to her an affection that almost approarhefl 
heroine \vorship. 

She was just sufficiently a boy to ajipeal 
to their masculine instinct of sport which 
is inherent in every Irishman, and her 
laughing eyes and dimpled checks playec 
havoc with their sentimental Celtic tem- 

So one boisterous day when the wind was 
ruffling the surface of the loughs, and a 
stiff breeze and choppy sea made sailing 
dangerous out beyond the bay, 
Paddy laughed in the face of the 
skippers who warned her to be 
wary of the weather. She 
neatly trimmed the sail of 

Mac Marsh 

" Paddy." 


her yacht and light 
heartedly made for 

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Mae Marsh and 

Lillian Douglas 

as " Paddy " 


" Eileen." 

Oval : 

Mae Marsh an 

George K. Arthu 

the open sea. She had entered for 
a yacht race, and she meant to 
show her rivals that an Irish girl 
was equal to them when it came 
to handling a yacht in a danger- 
ous sea. 

And the seasoned skippers shook 
their heads and there was anxiety 
on their weather-beaten faces as 
they watched the mere slip of a 
girl fearlessly riding the choppy 

I'addy, intoxicated with excitement, became 
more and more rash. And when a sudden gust 
caught her sail and nearly capsized her, the 
watching occupant of a boat nearby gave an 
exclamation of alarm and swung round in her 

Scarcely had he got his bows towards her, 
when a second gust, stronger than the last/caught 
her before she had quite recovered. In a 
moment her boat was upside down, and she 
was struggling in the water. 

" Hold on, I'll be with you in a few seconds," 
hailed a voice, and then Paddy felt a pair of 

strong arms drawing her to safety. " What in the 
name of wonder do I look like? ' laughed Paddy, as she 
stood in the boat of her rescuer with water streaming from 
her clothes. 

" A little damp," suggested a tactful voice ; " but you 
must be awfully plucky and awfully rash." 

"I'm all right, I've got a charmed hfe," asserted Paddy ; 
" but I must look perfectly awful, though," and she laughed 

That was a day of adventure for Paddy. When her 

rescuer, her father, had safely sailed back to the shore, 

she found that a newcomer had arrived in the village. And 

that was an event in the tranquil, uneventful life of the 


Lawrence Blake, the owner of a neighbouring estate, 

V , who in the eyes of Paddy disgracefully 

^» 1 neglected the land of his birth and shot big 

^ 'g game in India in preference to leading the 

'^ hfe of an Irish gentleman, 

\ . ' /''^» ^^^ °" ^^^ shingle to 

greet her. 

Paddy was ruled 
by instinct and in- 
tuition, and at 
once she took 
a dislike to this 
polished man of the 
world, for with his 
smartly cut clothes 
and monocle he 
was even more 
the man about 
town than he had 
been when he 
visited the 
Ad airs some 

" 'Pon 



Darby feigned surprise. 

Foster. " I believe you 




Above : Marie and 

Haidie Wright as the 


Left : Darby Foster as 
" Lawrence lilake," and 
Mae Marsh 
" Paddy." 

Right : George A*. A rthur 

as " Jack O'Hara," 

and LHlian Douglas 

as " Eileen." 


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A hove : 

George K. 

Arthur and 

Mae Marsh. 

Left : 
The Birthday 
Party Scene. 

are growing pretty, Paddy." " Nothing so commonplace," retorted 
Paddy, tossing her small head jauntily. " I never find it is any use 
employing anything but my silliest and most idiotic manner and 
expression with you." 

To Paddy, Blake was the essence of self-satisfied superiority, and she 
delighted to endeavour to bring him dowii to earth. 

" You are improving," he remarked, with a condescension that he 
knew would annoy her. " That last remark was a really passable retort 
for you." 

" I am glad that you saw the point," said Paddj^ with flushed cheeks. 
" I was a little afraid that you might have grown more dense than ever, 
after being absent from Ireland so long." 

The war between Paddy and Lawrence Blake continued, and many 
were the verbal skirmishes in which they engaged. Then Paddy's in- 
stinctive dislike of the man seized on something concrete, for speedily 
she realised that he was making advances to her sister Eileen, 

Eileen, with her sentimental, almost dreaming outlook on life, was 
just the type to be seriously affected by the attentions of this polished, 
handsome man of the world. 

Blake was merely amusing himself at the expense of the pretty Irish 
girl, and he little realised that he had inspired such a depth of affection 
in her susceptible nature. 

But Paddy realised it. 

The death of " General Adair." 

Above : 
The Pompadour 

Scene at 
Mourne Lodge. 

Below : • 
Mae Marsh and 
Sir Simeon Stuart 
(" General Adair "). 

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Darhv Foster and 

tragic news. Almost demented by anxiety for the 
girl that he loves, he organises a search party. After 
many torturing hours, he stumbles across a treacherous 
bog and falls exhausted on the edge of a quivering 
iT'irass. His hand falls on fingiers deathly cold and 
damp. It is the hand of Paddy. He desperately fights 

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" ]f he has been playing with her, I will kill him! 
fiercely to herself. 

In reality, Blake felt an intense admiration for 
wild, irresponsible Irish girl, who was the first of her sex 
had ever withstood his und(jubted 

Before he left again for India, 
he told her that he loved her. 

Paddy was, for the moment, 
speechless with astonishment, and 
then rage came uppermost. 

She upbraided him for 
his treatment of her sister ; 
and then something of the 
worldliness and cynicism 
•went from his refined face. 

" One day I will break 
down your defences," he 
said, with a quiet smile. 

Paddy hesitated for a 
moment, and then finished 
with unflinching gaze. " I 
despise you." 

So I^wrence lilake went 
back to the Inrlian jungles 
and the towns where Euro- 
peans congregated, and in a 
round ni gaieties sought 

Meanwhile the death of 
General Adair broke up 
Paddy's home. With the 
characteristic open-handed profligacy of the Irish, he had 
saved little of his fortune, and Paddy was faced with the 
necessity of earning her own living. Lonely days followed 
for the little Irish girl. l-"or even her old playmate, Jack 
O'Hara. had left the village, and gone abroad to forget a 
hopeless love for her sister Eileen. 

Paddy goes to her I'ncle's surgery in London as a dis- 
penser, and it is here that Blake, unable to forget his love 
for her, finds her. 

" \'uu have given me a new interest in life," he told her ; 
" and I am going to l^egin to subdue you, now." 

I despise you, and I have seen no 
reason to change my mind," said Paddy, 
with a (lash of the old spirit which sorrow 
had nut (juelled. 

When I'addy received a telegram 
annouii. lug that' Jack O'Hara had returned 
from abroad with a fortune, she hurried to 
Ireland, to find that he was engaged to her 
sister l-jkcn 

l'"eeling unutterably lonely and unloved, 
she wandered oil to the hills that had l>een 
the scene of hir happy, irresponsible child- 
hood. .\ dense fog overtakes her, and she 
is lost. 

Blake, who has followed hard on her heels 
from London, arrives in time to hear the 

Tom Coventry, George K. Arthur, Lillian Douglas, and 
Marie and Haidie Wright. 

for her life in the morass which has enveloped her 
to the waist, and as his strong arms dragged her to 
safety, she buried her dishevelled head in his 
shoulder. " I love you," she said softly. 

Mae Marsh and G. K. Arthur 


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Matheson Lang in " Dick 
Turpin's Ride to York." 


I "^ "^hen the history of the Kinema 
% 3^ / conies to be written, the 
^y \/ year Nineteen-twenty-three 

^ Y will go down to posterity as 
the year of the costume film. 
Never have so many romantic dramas and 
comedies of every age been screened and 
released. Germany started the ball 
rolling back in 191 8, when Ernst 
Liibitsch made his famous his- 
torical series, the first of which, 
Pubiton, was seen this side at the 
end of last November. It is pos- 
sible that Pa.ssion inspired Grif- 
fith's Orphans of the Storm ; and 
e\'erybocly knows that what 
Griffith does to-day other pro- 
ducers will be doing to-morrow- 
week, or thereabouts. 

Directly Orphans of the Storm 
obtained its deserved success, all 
the principal American studios, 
only waiting to see which way 
the cat jumped, got busy upon 
costume stufj of all descriptions. 
The results await your verdict 
upon 1923 screens. 

Earliest of the supers is 
Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood. 
This tale of Merrie England has 
been adapted and shaped to fit 
Doug.'s breezy personality, and 
is first and foremost a big show. 
It is over a year since Douglas 
has made any films at all, and he 
invested every cent he possessed 
in Robin Hood. Shghtly heavy in 
its opening reels, once Fairbanks 
sheds his fancy armour, and 
becomes the light-hearted hero- 
outlaw of Sherwood Forest, the 
film really gets into its stride. 
The excellent direction by Allan 
Dwan, wonderful photography, 
massive sets, and a cast that in- 
cludes Enid Bennett, Wallace 
Beery, and Sam de Grasse, make 

Douglas Fairbanks 
" Robin Hood." 

Doug.'s Robin Hood one of his most popular 

offerings. Unite early m the year, too, come 

Rob Roy and Bulldog Drummond — the former 

an All-British super, based upon the life of 

the Scottish hero ; the latter an adaptation 

of " Sapper's " famous play made in London 

aiid Holland, and directeti bj' Oscar Apfel. 

The leads are American stars, Cariyle 

Blackwell and Evelyn Greeley ; but 

Dorothy Fane and Warwick Warde 

(Britishers both) do excellent work 

in important roles. Improbable, but 

entertaining, Bulldog Druynmond has 

a vigour and swing about it that must 

endear it to " fans " everywhere. 

In January, too, the British National 
Programme commences. Their policy 
is release date six months after the 
Trade Show, which is the same as 
most American producing companies 
follow in their own country ; and a 
very wise procedure, too. Formerly 
nine to twelve months have elapsed 
ere British-made films reached their 
public. The initial offering is When 
Greek Meets Greek — which, besides 
being an excellent film, reunites once 
more that popular pair of screen 
" opposites, " Violet Hopson and 
Stewart Rome — with one film each 
month to follow. Journey's End, the 
first film without any sub-titles, star- 
ring Wyndham Standing and Mabel 
Ballin, is also due in January ; like- 
wise The Sporting Duchess, an Ameri- 
can super-version of " The Derby 
Winner," the popular old Drury Lane 
melo'. Dick Turpin, with debonair 
Matheson Lang as " Dick," and Isobel 
Elsom as the heroine of the famous 
dance episode, is a British super that 
should not be missed. Mary Pickford's 
Tessibel of the Storm Country will 
probably be released early in the year. 
This is an old friend in a longer dress 
(" Tess " is only following the fashion 
in this respect), and Mary's character- 


Right : An excerpt 
from " The Green 
Temptation," with 
Betty [Compson, and 
Priscilla Dean in 
"Under Two Flags." 

PictxjKes dnd Pic tKjKe Over 


Herbert I.nngley, star of ' 

The Wonderful 

Study of the wild girl whose heart was 
as golden as her hair loses nothing by 
being spread over nine reels instead 
of four. Lloyd Hughes is a better 
"Frederick Graves" than the late 
Harold lx)ckwood ; and John Robert- 
son need not fear comparison with 
Edwin G. Porter so far as direction 

is concerned. Mord 
Em'ly, with Britain's finest 
screen comedienne, Betty Balfour, in 
the title-role, deserves a place in the 
super class. Its opening scenes are 
great, but touches of melodrama 
towards the end tend to detract from 
the value of an otherwise perfect 
production. Pett Ridge's well-known 
Cockney story makes an ideal vehicle 
for the combined arts of producer 
George Pearson and star Betty Bal- 
four. The latter dances her way at 
once into the film and into the hearts 
of the spectators in a fashion that 
only one other, and that one Mary 
Pickford, ever has, or ever will, 

February will see the release of The 
Silent Call, a snow-story, featuring 
the truly wonderful pohce - dog, 
" Strongheart." In the same month, 
Schnoldays, with Wes Barry, but 
without his friend and mentor, 
Marshall Neilan, will appear. This 
has little story, but much incident, and 
is one of the most appealing slices of 
youth ever made. William Nigh 
deserves a hearty vote of thanks, as 
produCQr and part-author. 

Jtmt Around the Corner, a Fannie 
Hurst story, and Miss Lulu Bert, 
which gives Lois Wilson the r61e of 
her life, are high lights amongst the 
March releases. 

Broken Sand, a Fred Granville pro- 
duction, starring Mrs. Fred (Peggy 
Hyland), supported by Gibson Gow- 
land and Lewis Willoughby, is a fine 

The Great Race in " The Sporting] 
Duchess," starring Alice fovce. 


II lllillllllllll 

desert melodrama, made on the spot 
with much picturesque incident and 
local colour in the shape of. the real 
thing in sandstorms. Desert life and 
love in all its stages is very much 
with us in 1923. 

The Sin Flood is a story which is 
different from the ordinar\', and has 
a powerful theme which can be 
summed up in the old sa\-ing : " The 
devil was ill, the devil a monk would 
be. The devil got well — ^ the devil a 
monk was he." It stars Richard 
Dix, but the whole cast is fine, and 
the direction flawless. The Wonderful 
Story, due in March also, lives up to 
its title. Introducing a new director, 
Graham Cutts, and a new star, Her- 
bert Langley, this powerful httle 
story belongs to the Miracle Man 
class. Langley, who is, of course, well 
known to opera " fans," is a born screen 
actor ; his sincere, though at times 
sinister, personality makes him an 
outstanding figure at once. The same 
producer is responsible for Flames of 
Passion, the general release date of 
which is not until 1923 — a film 
remarkable for its fine photography, 
cast, and acting. Paddy-the-Xext-Best 
Thing, also a Graham-Cutts directed 
feature, stars Mae Marsh in a r6ie 
which will deepen her hold \ipon her 
public. It was made entirely in 
England, and is an excellent example 
of what Britain can do. 

The Eternal Flame, Norma Tal- 
madgc's first 1923 contribution to the 
costume-play collection, is a fine piece 
of work, and will please everybody, 
more especially as it contains, besides 
Nonna, the popular Conway Tearle. 
A Voice from the Minaret, with Norma 
Talmadgc and Eugene O'Brien, is 
another notable release. 

A typical Cecil de Mille effort is 
Fool's Paradise, due the following 
month. This was suggested by 

Leonard .Merrick's The Laurels and the 
Ladv, and contains the usual spec- 
tacular effects, plus Dorothy Dalton's 


Pict\jK25 and Pict\JKeOoeK 


Above : "Broken Savd." Circle, right : 

Right : " Mnrd Em'ly." 

best 1923 characterisation, Theodore 
Kosloff, Conrad Nagel, and Mildred 

The first fortnight in May will settle 
" forever " the vexed point as to 
whether Wallace Reid can or cannot 
act. In Peter Ibbetson, the George Fitz- 
maurice production of Du Maurier's 
classic (titled I- or ever in U.S.A.), Wallace 
does act, which is more than one can 
say for him in certain of his later 1923 

In May, too. Love's Crucible, a power- 
ful and beautiful costume-romance from 
Sweden, is released. Directed by Victor 
Seastrom, it presents the same series 
of beautiful pictures as Snoivs of Destiny, 
though the period (Renaissance) is 
different, and is one of the best of the 
year's romances. 

About that time, J. Stuart Blackton's 
Virgin Queen should be ready for release. 
This costume-drama stars I^ady Diana 
Manners and Carlyle Blackwell, is in 
the beautiful Prizma-Colour, and has 
somethmg which alone is enough to 
ensure its success. This is backgrounds 
made by Time, not studio carpenters. 
The whole of The Virgin Queen was 
made at Beaulieu Abbey, tnany hun- 
dreds of years old, which, besides being 
a rarely beautiful building, gives that 
touch of " rightness " that has been 
absent from every other period pro- 
duction hitherto made this side. 

Moriarty, John Barrymore's version 
of Sherlock Holmes, shows, amongst 
other things, a sentimental side to that 
worthy's character which even Conan 
Doyle had not suspected. 

Guy Bates Post will be seen in Omar 
the Tentmaker. a picturisation of the 
life of Omar Khayyam, made by Richard 

W a I t o n 

Tully's new 

process of 

painted backgrounds 

instead of studio or 

natural ones. Virginia Browne Faire, 

earlier seen in Without Benefit of 

Clergy, carries off acting honours, the 

camera-man deserves also his meed of 


To Have and to Hold, starring Betty 
Compson and Bert Lytell, is a fine cos- 
tume romance of James I.'s time. Both 
players shine, under the able guidairce 
of George Fitzmaurice. Britain's eftorts 
in the way of costume-drama must not 
be forgotten : Bonnie Prince Charlie 
and Mary Queen of Scots should both 
be well worth watching. Then there is 
Samuelson's A Royal Divorce, with 
Gertrude McCoy, Gerald Ames, Mary 
Dibley, and Gwylm Evans, for which 
the cast travelled to France and Bel- 
gium for the correct atmosphere. 

The Wandering Jew, in which Matheson 
Lang will repeat his excellent stage per- 
formance as " Mattathias," will be a 
colourful tale spreading over many 
centuries. From the same studio we are 
to have Guy Fatvkes later on in the year. 
The Prodigal Son, starring Stewart Rome 
and Henry Victor, is another super 
made, in part, on the spots mentioned 
in Hall Caine's novel, from which it 
was adapted. 

Priscilla Dean's " Cigarette " in Under 
Two Flags, though good, is not her best 
character-study by a long way. Priscilla 
seems to be satirizing her earlier screen 
self in places. The feature, however, is 
quite a super, and should not be missed. 
The Kentucky Derby emanated from the 

Carol Dempster in " One Excitir 


PictxjKes and Picl-\jKeOOEK 


same studios, and is a very fine 
American sporting romance, with an 
English star, Reginald Denny. 

A quieter kind of picture is The 
Ruling Passion, adapted from " Idle 
Hands," one of the best short stories 
of 192 1, which appeared in " Pan the 
Fiction Magazine," in the November 
of that year, (ieorge Arliss, star 
of Disraeli and The Devil, plays the 
chief role. 

David Wark Ciriffith's first IQ23 
release is One T.xcitin^ Si^ht, in which 
Carol Dempster is the heroine, and 
J. Croker King the star." This will 
doubtless initiate a crowd of other 
'■ creepy " features : " D. W. (i. 
has hosts of imitators. He next 
stars Mae Marsh ; after that it is 
possible that he will produce Ben 

At the time of writing, Chaplin's 
The Pilgrim is still on its way to 
England. This shows the one-and- 
only Charles as a clergyman, which 
disguise he is suddenly forced into 
adopting, and should prove better 
than Ihtv Day, which, though (piite a 
good two-reeler, did not reach the 
heights of Ihc Kid. Cerman films 
will surclv reach our screens this 
year ; i>lans for the presentation t)f 
The Cahiiifl of Dr. Califiari (the 
Cubist film) are well under way ; 
and Soilnm and Coniorrah. a Biblical 
spectacle, will have been shown at a 
West End house before this issue is 
on sale. I'ola Negri's Carunn, too, 
should be on view early in the year ; 
also the I.ubilsch production, Decep- 
tion, which features the same penod 
as When Kmnhlhond Was In Flower, 
but from an entirely different angle. 

Left ! Wallace Reid 
and Elsie Ferguson 
in "Peter Ihhetson." 
Right: Ralph Graves 
and Mary Ptckjord 
in " Tessibel." and 
W es Parry in 


These Hun-made 
features, are, like every'thing 
German, thorough. Also, 

/their historical and spec- 
tacle dramas possess dig- 
nity, which cannot be said 
of all historical and spec- 
tacle films. .Notably not of 
Orphans of the Storm. But, 
on the other hand, the Teutonic 
(some call it Continental) out- 
look is decidedly unhealthy — 
frankly nasty is, perhaps, the 
better term for it— at times ; and 
this, as shown in the opening 
scenes of Passion, pervades any 
and every screen-play made by 
them. Cecil de MiUe is busy 
upon Adam's Rib, the action of 
which takes place somei4,ooo,ooo 
years ago — further back, surely, 
than any movie has dared to go. 

Coro}ialion and Broadway Rose 
two Mae Murray features which 
will be here very shortly. Peg o' 
My Heart, too, may reach us in the 

Erich Von Stroheim was not 
allowed to finish Merry -Go- Round, 
his own adaptation of a romance of 
\'ienncse life before the war. Rupert 
Julian has taken over the task, 
although Von Stroheim's contract 
has still a few months to run. The 
latest costume plays in production 
are The Last Days of Pompeii, 
Rupert of Hcntzau, and The Hunch- 
back of X at re Dame (LonChaney stars 
in this). Two versions of Salome are 
also due some time this year. 

Dorothv \'ernon of H addon Hall 
and Monsieur Beaucairc are Mary 
and Doug.'s " fixtures " for this 
year, Marshall Ncilan's less 
(Hardv's) and Tourneur's Lorna 
Doone (finished), and The Christ- 
ian, Hearing completion, make up 
the tally so far. 

Marion Da vies will be 
seen in further highly de- 
coratixe romances of ancient 
times ; and even Will 

Rogers has deigned to don old-time 
garli in his own production of The 
Legend of Sleepy Hollow ; so that 
the costume film cpiite dominates Anno 
Domini ninetcen-twenty-three. — j. l. 

George Arliss in " The Ruling Passion." 


Pict\JKe5 and PictxJKe^oeK 



Rlct\JKe5 and PictKJKeOoer 

their easy power of expression. 
The film face, you see, most 
often owes its fame-vahie to the 
histrionic mind. The three Barr>-- 
mores — John, Lionel and Ethel — 
have only a faint family like- 
ness.; but the same sort of 
theatrical power runs through 
them all. 

The Talmadges represent an 
ideal film family. Norma got 
into pictures first on her own 
unaided merits. Then a director 
spied Constance. " What a won- 
derful film face ! " he said. So 
Connie got her chance. Then 
Natalie, who is the middle one 
of the three, became private 
secretary to a certain film per- 


Lillian and Dorothy — and so beauti- 
fully did she photograph that the 
heroine of Way Down East sent for 
another beautiful cousin to come and 
try her luck. So you see four of 
the family in the Griffith film. Orphans 
of tilt $torm. 

In some cases, of course, it is an 
advantage to the screen-struck to 
have a member of the family in the 
movies. Said member of the family 
couldn't get them a chance unless 
they were cut out for picture work ; 
but if they are — well, they may be 
saved a lot of bother in getting their 
first interview, and they may be 

Left : Viola Dana and 
Below : Mary Madaren, 
Katherine MacDonald, 
and their mother. 

Shirley Mason 



Generally speaking, screen stars, like 
poets, are born, not made. 

rilm faces run in families. 
\'ou may think that it's 
inlUience that brings a star's 
brother, aunt, sister, or cousin 
into the movies. But pic- 
ture-making is too serious a 
business for directors to care 
to trifle with folks who can't 
be transmitted successfully 
on to celluloid. The reason that a 
film favourite can introduce his or 
her relations to the i)ublic is to be 
found in family likeness rather than 
any sort of power behind the screen. 
The likeness may not be an ob- 
vious one. All sisters of the screen 
are not as diKicult to tell apart as 
Constance and I'airc Hinney, or the 
I-'airbanks twins of the old picture 
days The sinnlarity may be one of 
temperament rather than feature. 
Shirley Mason, Viola Dana, and ICdna 
I'lugrath are not much alike, except 
in the vivacity and buoyancy that 
make them famous, as a family, (or 

sonage, and her life simultaneously 
became one long hearkening to this 
question from the picture people: 

Why ever don't you go on the 
screen — with your face ? " Natalie 
didn't want to go on the screen ; she 
wanted to be a writer. But do you 
think they'd let her write ? No ; 
there was no peace for Natalie until 
she had promised to follow in the 
footsteps of her sisters. 

The Third Talmadge " has escaped 
from the screen, however, now that 
she is Mrs. Buster Keaton. She 
says she is going to write this time, 
and hubby says she is going to also. 
So perhaps they'll let her. 

The (iish girls' cousin recently took 
a prize in a beauty contest. D. W. 
Griffith heard of it and said to Lillian ; 

Tell your cousin to come along and 
have a trial ; we want all the beauty 
we can get." Along came the cousin — 
a wistful little blonde, ver^' much like 

given a small part right away with- 
out any apprenticeship in the ranks 
of the " extras." 

For instance, the second little Mary 
Pickford, daughter of I^ottie Pickford 
Kupp, and now legally adopted by 
her grandmother, might have had to 
hang around the studios for months 
until some director " fell " for her 
baby looks — if she hadn't been the 
niece of the most famous actress in 
the world. As it is, she was put 
among the " extras " in one of 
Douglas Fairbanks' recent films, and 
is now a thorough little professional — 
of some five or six summers ! Marj- 
and Doug, both believe in starting 
right at the bottom of the ladder, 
and working one's way up. That's 
why the second little Mar}^ Pickford 
will have no place in the cast. 

When Pauline Starke's mother de- 
cided to enter the movie business, 
Pauline, who has had to weep her 


ricrxiKes and rJcrKJ/^eOoet" 


Norma and Natalie Talmadge in " The Isle of Conquest." 

way from the " crowd " to stardom — she is one of the 
most pathetically charming tear-shedders in Screenland — 
was able to introduce her as a candidate for the position 
of mother to herself in a story. The relationship is 
thoroughly convincing on the screen, as you may have 
noticed in several of Pauline's films. 

On the other hand, when Marjorie Bennett, sister of 
Enid, got into pictures, no one knew of her relationship 
to the greatest screen star Australia has produced. And 
when Marguerite Marsh was the only member of her 
family in films, the now famous Mae shadowed her to the 
studio and got a job without anyone spotting the slight 
likeness between them. And I think Mae Marsh's sisters 
acted independently when they applied for work at the 
ParamcHmt studio, and were chosen as Dorothy Gish's 
bridesmaids for Remodelling Her Husband. It Avas 
without assistance, too, that Charles Ray's cousin, Albert 
Ray, became a Fox star. 

It is becoming quite fashionable for a player's parents 
to follow in the youthful footsteps. Clara Kimball 
Young's father, James Young, who has been playing 
parts for some time past, is now to be promoted to star- 
dom ! He is a charming old gentleman with humorous 
eyes and one of the youngest minds in the world. 

It is rumoured, also, that Dorothy Dalton's parents 
may take the parental responsibility of the heroine she 
will portray in her next picture. Dorothy is so like 
them both that you will certainly recognise them, if it 
should take place. Thomas Meighan's father took a 
small part in one of his son's recent films; and I believe 
that Bebe Daniels' mother is forming studio-going habits 
under the name of Phyllis Daniels. 

It is early days for the second generation to appear as 
adult players. George Bunny is following in the steps 
of the beloved John Bunny of several years ago; and 
Lincoln Stedman, the handsome young actor who plays 
in Charles Ray's pictures, is the son of Myrtle Stedman, 
who is still leading a busy movie life. 

But of course there are many juvenile representa- 
tives of the second generation. Many of the married 
stars pass on their film faces to little boys and girls who 
are starting to work before the camera at an age at 
which their parents thought magic lanterns just too 
wonderful for words ! In the cases of these little 
" camera kids," I daresay that inHuence considerably 
cases the way to the arc lamps 1 Among the most 

famous of these children are William Wallace 
Reid, aged five ; and Bob White Beban, the 
seven-year-old son of George Beban. 

William Wallace, Junr., has so far appeared in 
one film only — an out-of-doors \\"estern story, in 
which his mamma, Dorothy Davenport Reid, 
recently starred. Wally, Senr., occasionally has 
children in his films, but never Bill — simply a 
case. Bill declared, of professional jealousy. 
Alma Taylor's younger brother Teddy made a 
couple of successful screen appearances, then 
went back to school again. Victor McLaglen, a 
favourite British star, has many brothers, all 
doing screen work. Henry \'ibart's little daughter, 
too, is following in father's footsteps. 

It's rather interesting to watch the children 
of our favourites grow up ! 

Margaret and Juliet Shelby [Mary Miles Minter). 
Beloiv : Lila Lee and her sister, Peggy. 


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Queen Bess and the Beauty Squad. 

Looking exactly like Ciood yiiet'ti 
Hess, only far, far prettier, Lady 
Diana Manners has .been holdiiiK 
court at Heaulieu Abbey these past 
six weeks or more. Tlw I'irgjn Queen, 
the second all-colour Stuart I^lacktoii 
production, has been made in and 
around that beautiful and picturesque 
spot in the heart of the New l-'orest. 
Entirely surrounded by members of 
l'~elix Orman's far-famed BeautySquad, 
Lady Di posed for many stills and 
close-ups, the prettiest of which is 
reproduced above. This doesn't do 
full justice, thouph, to the really 
charming costumes, not to speak of 
the lovely wearers thereof. The 
colours, rich yet soft, blend admir- 
ably with the long veils of dull-gold 
tissue worn by all. Reading from right 
to left, the group includes Violet 
Blackton as " Letticc Knollys " ; 
Helen Wilson liarrett, grand-daughtei 
of the famous stage player, Wilson 
Barrett; I'rsula Jean, a very pro- 
mising newcomer to the screen, whose 
crystalline fairness has been seen 
before in A (i\'f>'iv Cavalier, Romance 
nf ]Va<ite(iale, and l/alf a 'I'yuth; 
Kileen Magrath, and Marcella Mon- 

The Beau in Beaulieu. 

W hcnevor possible ' rag ' Carlyle 
Blarkwell, " seemed to be the motto 
of Stuart JJiarkton's merry men and 
maids tlie flay I was at Beaulieu 
Abl>ey, watching Queen Elizabeth's 
("oron.ition feast. I'rom the Com- 
ini)<Iriti' liimself genial as ever, de- 

Madge Stuart in " The Letters 

spite pouring rain, which necessitated 
an all-night job of removing a huge 
open-air " set " into the domus of 
the ancient Abbey — to the youngest 
player, all united and delighted in 
teasing Carlyle. Shortly after this 
engaging youth commenced work as 
" J>eicestei; " in The I'irgin Queen, 
someone, in cold print, disclosed the 
one lapse of an otherwise blameless 
life — i.e., the fact that he, Carlyle, 
was known as America's handsomest 
actor. " Since then I have known no 
other— title," he told me plaintively. 
" Now I'm looking for the man 
who difl it." And it was even so. 
Commencing at the luncheon table. 

Weavers, oj Fortune.' 

Carlyle 's every appearance was greeted 
by the full strength of the company's 
collective lungs in organised chants 
of ' Make way for the handsomest 
man in America, ' accompanied by 
weird college yells, until he revenged 
liimself by getting up and making 
a speech. As befitting one whose 
name is distinctly reminiscent oi 
golden syrup and jam, Carlyle Black- 
well is sweet of temper. Resplendent 
in white and black velvet, he parried 
their attacks with imperturbable good- 
humour. And since seeing him in 
Bulldog Druwmond, I venture to pre- 
dict that Carlyle will be the most 
popular screen star in Great Britain 
when that film is released here. He 
doesn't look a day older than when 
he and Alice Joyce were the most 
popular pair of " opposites " in the 
old Kalefn films. Carlyle started with 
Stuart Blackton, and told lis all 
about his sensations the first time he 
saw himself on the screen. 

Blackton's " Faerie Queene." 

.\s she wended her slow and stately 
way between rows of bowing courtiers 
La(U' l>i Manners, a \ision in gold .-ii.d 


pcails, (.Tmine ;itul velvet, was a 
" I'aerie Queene " indeed. The tiny 
CI own and curled coitture of the Holbein 
" Queen Elizabeth " -upon which por- 
trait, I believe, this array was based — ■ 
suits her aristocratic loveliness to per- 
fection. Yet she seemed glad enough 
to discard her weighty robes at the 
earliest possible moment. " Oh, the 
pounds and pounds it weighs ! " said 
this lady of ten thousand pearls (orthere- 
abouts). " It is literally ' Each pearl 
a prayer ' with me — that the scenes 
will soon be over." Lady Di is slight, 
and the gorgeous robes are very 
very weighty. 

And Her Court. 

Amongst the splendidly attired 
Lords and courtiers there, to my mind 
the one most in character was Hubert 
Carter as " Sir William Cecil." In 
sombre black and dull silver magnifi- 
cence, he was ever in close attendance 
upon the Queen. Carter, who has, of 
course, had much experience in cos- 
tume drama with Tree, the Terrys, 
and Oscar Asche — you've probably 
seen him as " Chu Chin Chow " — has 
let his own iron-grey locks grow long 
for the occasion, and a \'andyck-ey 
beard and moustache (though altering 
his features so much that I didn't 
recognise him till he spoke) transform 
him into a perfect Elizabethan gentle- 
man. Walk, bearing, dignity — there is 
nothing lacking. 

On the Distaff Side. 

Amongst the ladies, despite Lady 
Di's magnificence, I liked best of all 
the tostimie worn by dainty Violet 
Virginia Hlackton, who plays " Lettice 
KnoUys." Far prettier than the one in 
which she is seen on the opposite page, 
it was made of white soft satin, trimmed 
with gold tissue and lace in varying 
shades from palest to deepest gold. Her 
head-dress was gold and pearls, and the 
long veil hanging from it of gold tissue. 
The dress alone cost ^94, so Jefferson 
Arthur Peake, who aided Mrs. Black- 
ton in designing and making all the 
costumes worn by the principals, told 
me, with tears in his voice. " And it's 
mud si.x inches deep outside, and 
they've got to get back to the Abbey 
somehow. Suppose some of it sticks 
to my beautiful costumes ! " he wailed, 
then dashed madly away to straighten 
a fold in the Queen's train and lead 
the plumes of Hubert Carter's hat in 
the way they should go. 

Seen from Above. 

I watched the Coronation procession 
and feast from a balcony over the 
fireplace in the great oak-beamed hall 
in which once upon a time Parliament 
was held. Birch-logs burned there, 
and their aromatic scent, the very 
faint trails of smoke, and the bluey- 
mauve lights and sunlight made the 
whole beautiful pageant seem like a 
fairy vision of the past. Until someone 
unkindly remarked : " If you lean on 
that balustrade it will probably give 
way and you'll descend into the centre 
of the tire." Upon which another 

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and wing -sleeves are of this same ex- 
quisite blue. Bunches of silk grapes in 
yellow, jade, gold, cerise, blue, and purple 
define the waist - line, and the long feather 
fan is jade green. Mary Dibley plays 
" Marie Louise," in the Samuelson pro- 
duction, A Royal Divorce ; and her stately 
loveliness is intensified by the picturesque 
high - waisted gowns she wears in that 
Napoleonic film. 

A Favourite Ing6nue. 

Last time I saw Moya Nugent in person, 
she was playing " Liza " in Peter Pan. 
Moya has grown a little since those days, 
but she hasn't altered much. Despite rather 
deeper colouring, she is strikingly like Mary 
Gl^mne, whom she often understudies, and 
whose part in Welcome Stranger has kept 
Moya out of filmland since last summer. But 
she hopes to return to the 
silver sheet this year. 


To Ivy Duke and Guy 
Newall upon their marriage, 
which took place on Sunday, 
Nov. 26. And also to 
Chrissie White and Henry 
Edwards, whose engage- 
ment has just been an- 
nounced. The latter have 
been film lovers for the 
past five years or n^'re, and 
are one of the most popular 
pairs of " opposites " ex- 
tant. J. L. 

Top : Moya Nugent. 

Centre : Mary Dibley. 

Right : Mae Marsh in " Paddy-the-Next- 

member of the party still more unkindly 
murmured hastily : " That would be 
a bit premature." And after I had 
climbed up a wiggly stone staircase, 
well concealed myself in the fire- 
place, and got through a trap-door 
to get there ! Before I left, Mrs. 
Blackton, who, as always, is the 
good fairy of the production, took 
me over the principal rooms of 
surely the loveliest place in the 
Forest — Beaulieu Abbey, to wit. 
You will see some of them your- 
selves when The Virgin Queen is 
released this year ; and a descrip- 
tion of them would need more 
space than I can spare. 

Beauty Adorned. 

One of the best-dressed 
amongst British stars, Mary 
Di-bley, is seen on this ^ 

page in a gown of dull- 
gold lace, studded with 
blue and yellow stones 
over a foundation 
of Nattier and jade 
georgette. The sash 


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The popular British jmcnilc lead, i.s itou' appeartuti in 

Quality Films tti the ■Qeraldinc" scries, based on the 

■■ Pan" stones He is an aceonipltshed art director, 

in addition to benif^l an excellent artiste. 


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The original and only genuine ■' Peg o' Mv Heart ■' h^c 

Zr thf ■ ^"'^'.«^V-^^wn times on the stage, and once 

for the movtes m Metro's film version of the pUy. 


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Brother of Totn , Owen, and Joe Moore, was born in 
Ireland in J8S8. His screen st4ccesses include "Sahara " 
" The Dark Star," " Don't Ever Marry," "Hairpin's 
Love Madness," and " The Passionate Pilgrim." 


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Was born in America, and commenced her screen career 

xvith Metro, but has won her biggest successes -in British 

productions. Her most recent pictures are "Laughter 

and Tears" and "Circus Jim." 



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Dotn in \cif YnrI: itt I'JIi, lm<l soiric sta^c experience 
before she won icorlJ-xtiJe screen ftitne in " H iniioresque ." 
Other pictures in uhtcli she litis tippe^treil tire " liooineran/^ 
Hill," "Just Arounil the Corner, iind " Eye for Eye." 


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'Screen rd5Kior\' 




PoSed bu 



A charming evening frock composed o( beaded | 
silver tissue over an underdress of pale pink georgette. I 



Above : A cloak of tailless ermine that shows a lining 

of monkey fur. 

Top Centre : The willowy form of Irene Castle is never seen 

to such beautiful advantage as when gowned in black 

chiffon velvet. 




One-sided effects are fashionable, as this wonderfully 
draped dress demonstrates. 



Above : Brocade taffetas and net are combined in this 
attractive period dress. 

Bottom Centre : Another charming creation — a petal frock 
trimmed with fur. 


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Practice on his ptivatc pulling fneen. 


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Some Moore 

So said our interviewer to Tom Moore, and the 
star obliged. 

To-morrow," said Tom 
Moore reflectively as 
he greeted me at 
the London Hotel 
where at last 1 
tracked my elusive 
quarry, " I catch 
the boat train for 
I followed him across the 
hotel lounge to a quiet, palm- 
shaded corner, wondering 
whether the wistfulness in 
his blue eyes was inspired 
by thoughts of the ol'' 
homestead in Erin, or sad- 

ness because he 
had not caught 
the boat train that morning. 

l"or his frank expression 
seemed to say : " I would rather 
have faced the roughest channel 
crossing than an interviewer." 

That made one feel a little 
insignificant. It is not soothing 
to one's self-esteem to be re- 
garded as a greater evil than 
sea-sickness. His delightful 

brogue, the next moment, swept 
away my diffidence. 

" I've still a lot of packing 
to do," he said, with a charac- 
teristic quick smile that spread 
round his whimsical Irish mouth 
and swept from its upturned 
corners to bring the flicker of 
laughing lights into his eyes. 

The suggestion of apology in 
his voice, as though be were 
sorry that very soon he would 
have to retire back to his 
bulging suit-cases, was cleverly 

conceived blarney. " You will be 
taking back some treasured memories," 
I suggested, remembering that Tom 
had left the Emerald Isle when he 
was a " little gossoon," twenty-seven 
years ago. 

The roar of the traffic outside in 
Nortliumberland Avenue and the 
raucous shouts of the newsboys faded 
for Tom Moore then. He was far 
away in Ireland, and the tang of the 
peat in County Meath was there in 
his vivid Celtic imagination. He 
nodded his head with its crisp brown 
curls, and a reminiscent light came 
into his eyes. 

" The call of home : it's a rather 
wonderful thing," he said. " I was 
only a tiny boy w'hen I left Ireland, 
but I've been restless to get back 
ever since. Yet I was too young 
then to have had many memories 
planted in my mind. It must be 
the homing spirit that's born in 
most of us coming out. 

" Did you ever hear how I came 
to leave Ireland for America ? 

" It happened like this : When we 
left the old house I remember mother 
asking father where we were going. 

" ' Don't know,' replied dad. 

" ■ Then we'd better decide, 'she said. 
So the car was stopped, and even- 
tually we narrowed down the places 
to Dublin and America. To make 
it fair, we' wrote both places on two 
pieces of paper, and my young brother 


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In" The Gay Lord Quex." 

drew them from the hat. 
America turned up, and 
so to America we went. 

" And I've been wait- 
ing for a long vacation 
ever since, .so that I 
could get back to the 
old country." 

"Vacation ? " 1 echoed. 
" It has been a strenuous form 
for you in England up to now." 

Tom shrugged his broad shoulders and settled down in his chair. 

"I'm too fond of film work ever to associate it with drudgery," 
confessed the happy Irishman. " Although we've had some 
hustling times lately in Harbour Lights. 

' The sea kindly presented us with several first-class gales for the 
drowning and rescue scenes, and the realism we put into the picture 
became somewhat nerve-racking on occasions. Even some of your 
seasoned lifeboatmen were sea-sick in the very rough seas that were 

" Nature in its wildest moods has been caught for the cameras, and 
the most advanced artistry of the studios could hardly have created 
such realistic effects. I've fostered a new admiration for the pluck 
of British screen players during the filming of Harbour Lights. They 
were splendid. Eor being lowered over lofty cliffs on the end of coast- 
guards' life-lines, and struggling in boiling surf, is certainly not the 
least strenuous form of film acting. Annette Benson's leap into a 
rough sea from the top of a one-hundred-and-thirty-feet rock, was 
one of the biggest thrills that I have ever seen carried out in front 
of the cameras. 

"At times we worked through the night, and I shall return to 
America with unforgettable memories of your rugged Cornwall coast 
silhouetted in the mooplight, with the roar of the surf looming in 
one's ears." 

Tom Moore has all the characteristic imagination of his race. To 
sit and listen to him visualising the picturesque beauties of Cornwall as they 
had apjwaled to him was to realise the secret of the realism that he impaVts to 
his screen characterisations. 

I'or this blue-eyed Irishman with the golden-brown hair, and the almost 
b<iyish smile, that told its story of lightly carried years, impresses one with his 
ability to live in the parts that he creates for the silver sheet. A busy hotel 
lounge is hardly the place for registering emotion . but across Tom Moore's 
expressive face there periodically Hashed just those attractive fleeting glimpses 
of his happy, likeable personality with which the lenses of the film cameras 
have familiarised ns. 

Ami to talk to Tom Moore is to realise that his fa.scinating screen smile has 

nothing of artificiality, but springs straight from liis lieart. There is 
the lilt of Irish laughter in every line of his face. 

" One day I want to be filmed in a screen story in Ireland," he con- 
fessed to me. " I think that it should be possible to produce one's 
best work in the country in which one was torn. There would be the 
inspiration of native scenery and atmosphere." 

1 reflected that Tom Moore's attractive smile was a thing 
beyond the l)oundaries of clime or nationality. He could not help 
smiling, even if he were enacting the role of a Shanghai Chinaman or a 
native of Honolulu. The Irish in him would fiiish out somewhere. 

W'e talked of his first big part on the screen as " Tom Brown " in 
Jirown of Harvard. That was at the time when lie deserted that won- 
derful trainifig ground for potential film stars — the travelling stage 
stock company. During those days he played many diverse parts 
behind the footlights, and often two or three different characterisations 
in an evening. 

Acting," said Tom Moore suddenly, " I think gives one a philo- 
sophical outlook. Vou rememl:)er my part in Hold Yottr Horse.':, when 

I start life as a street- 
cleaner, and rise to 
become a political boss. 
Life is just like that 
sometimes. There's 
always the chance of 
something unexpected 
turning up and chan- 
ging the whole of your 

" Your marriage to 
Ren6e Ador^," I sug- 
gested tactfully. " Is 
that an example of 
your Micawl^er appre- 
ciation of life coming 
true ? " 

"We are very happy," 
he said, cjuietly, glan- 
cing at the hotel clock, 
hen I remembered 

There is 

a suggestton of 

tchtmitcal .madness 

ut the real Tom Moore. 


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that Tom Moore had oftentimes said that he had three 
golden rules for interviewers. He would talk, if he had to, 
iSut about his pictures, not less about himself ; and he claimed 
the right of a film star to a private life, free from the probing 
rays of the limelight of publicity. 

Recollecting his catechism, I speedily switched back to the 
less intimate subject of his film parts. 

" I am lucky," he told me, " to be able to play on the screen 
characters that, to me, have little 
artificiality. For they are the type 
of men who appeal to me. 

"I'm Irish," he chuckled with a 
twinkle in his eye ; " and they let 
me take my coat off before the 
cameras and fight every now and 
again. And I'm allowed to smile 
through thousands of feet of film, 
with a happy-go-lucky outlook 
on life, just as I try to 
in reality when I am away 
from the studios. 

" Congenial screen parts mean a lot. 
There are many really talented artistes 
who have yet to discover their forte, 
and present characterisations that 
blend with their natural gifts and 

" If they stopped me smiling or 
fighting on the screen, I'd be a miser- 
able ' broth of a boy.' " 

I moved uneasily in my chair as I 
watched Tom Moore's eyes wander 
towards the hotel luggage porter, 
whose sinister presence in the hall 
threatened to remind him at any 
moment of those unpacked suit-cases. 
"That man — " he commenced. 
" Is waiting for your suit-cases," 
almost blurted out. 
But the day was not yet lost. 
" That man is worth watching," 
said Tom ; " Jbecause he is 
an excellent type of a 
character that 
one meets in 
everyday life. 
I seldom miss 
an opportunity 
of studying 
people like 
that. They are 

very helpful. I 
have played on the 
screen almost every 
type of worker, with the ex- 
ception of a fireman. In Thirty 
^ a Week, I was a chauffeur ; in One 
of the Finest, a policeman ; and soldiers, 
sailors, road -sweepers, have all figured 
in my characterisations. You have to 
study these in real life if you want 
to portray them realistically." 

Those who have heard of Tom 
Moore as the outdoor man, the golfer, 
rider, and athlete, might imagine him 
to be something of a physical giant. 
But in reality the genial Irishman is 
of medium height and rather slightly 
built, although there is a sugges- 
tion of dynamic energy in his lithe 

He has not been worried by his 
journeys to Cornwall for the exteriors 
ioT Harbour Lights. On the other side 
of the Atlantic he spends his time 
between the Goldwyn New York 
studio and California. And as it takes 
five days to cross the Continent on an 
express train, it is possible to realise 
that he has regarded travel in this 
country rather in the nature of a joy 
ride. Tom Moore is something of a com- 
plex personality. There were moments 
when I could visualise him with a 
typical clay pipe protruding from his 
Irish mouth, and a battered old hat 
pulled low over his forehead. 

It is difficult to know whether he is 
really serious, even during those rare 
moments when the laughter goes from 
his eyes. 

" I think the picture that I should 
value most is one that has yet to be 
taken," he told me with droll serious- 
ness, when I requested some portraits. 
" I should like to be shown hiding 
from a Press representative." 

Which, when you think it over, is a 
nov»l suggestion for a picture, that 
would certainly enjoy exclusivencss, 
where film stars are concerned. — p. k. m. 


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iatn especially fond of, jind 
partial to, historical and 
costume ])icturcs," Marion 
Davies told an interviewer 
recently. " 1 don't like 
poor - folks - y settings or 
ragged clothes. Life is so 
^ full of pain and poverty 
that I believe my p.ublic 
will thank me for taking them 
into other ages, and reviving for 
them as far iis I can the glamour 
of the past." She certainly does 
her best, and is always to be 
found in highly decorative dramas. 
Whether wholly of the past, 
like IV hen Knighlhood was in 
Flower, or partly modern, like 
Bride's Play (released May 21 
next), or The Young Diana 
and F.nchantnicnt (her current 
releases), Marion herself always 
looks lovely and moves with 
great grace. She is doing her 
best to live down a not en- 
tirely untleserved reputation 
of being too beautiful really to 
act, and in the coming year 
you will see her at her best. 
Marion works always at Cos- 
mopolitan Studios, New York, 

left : Marion Davies and Pedro de 
Cordol)a in " The Voting Diaua." 
liclow : Rehearsing a scene from " En- 
chanlmcnl." Marion's current release. 
Right : Forrest Stanley and Marion 
Davies in " When Knighthood wets 
in Flower." 


U.S.A., usually directed by Roliert 
Vignola; and the wonderful Charles 
Urban settings are a notable feature 
01 her productions. Mven in modern 
Stories, such as Jiuried Treasure, 
inserts provide the mediaeval atmo- 
sphere of which Marion Davies is so 
fond. Tojiut Shakespeare's stories ade- 
(juately on the screen is a favourite 
(lay-dream of hers, and an excerpt 
from Shakespeare's " Taming of the 
Shrew " is shown in Fnchantment ; 
whilst charming dream-like scenes 
from The Sleeping Jieanlv are seen 
later on in the same play. Marion 
has just finished Adam and l:i>a, 
directed by Kol>erfr Vignola, and 
is now commencing work on Little 
Old Sen: York, which is an .idapta- 
tion of a famous stage l^lay. Her 
favourite director is going on a 
world tour, so that this feature will 
be made under the supervision of Sidney 
Olcott. The role of the winsome little 
heroine of Adam and Fva should suit 
Marion Davies very well. She is alwa\-s 
girlish and natural, and there is a 
certain unsjioilt youthfulness about her 
screen work which is very attractive. 
Hut tliis spontaneity is jiart of her own 
personality; she is exactly the same 
on or of? tiie ' set. " Her excitement at 
what she and her comiiany called the 
" dress rehearsal " of When Knighthood 
tvas in Flower infected all the on- 
lookers. There was (juile a large 
audience, for everyone connected i.n no 
matter how humble or small a way with 
the [production of Knighthood; as the 
studio abbreviated it, had an invita- 
tion, and the studio theatre was jiacked 
to the doors. Marion is one of the 
screen's fairest bachelor-girls. 


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A Granger-Binger film which admirably 
portrays the thrills of the circus ring. 


Those of our readers who remember that 
excellent film, Laughter and Tears, 
will be delighted with its successor. Circus 
Jim. All the romantic charm of circus life, 
with its loves and hates, its disappoint- 
ments and joys, is presented with that 
ease and simphcity that is real art. Evelyn 
Brent gives a beautifully restrained render- 
ing of the part of " Iris," a girl of the people, 
whilst Adelqui Millar in the title-role makes 
a handsome and attractive lover. Norman 
Doxat Pratt has the biggest role of his young 
life (he is only six) in this splendid film. 

Right : Billy to the rescue. 

Jim teaches 
the bully a lesson. 

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Klsslr\§ Cup 

A superb Walter West production, released 
by Butcher's Film Service, Ltd. 

Walter West's latest racing drama is 
a worthy successor to that screen 
classic. Kissing Cup's Race. The story of 
Son of Kissing Cup provides one of the 
most thrillmg Turf dramas ever seen upon 
the silver-sheet. 

A host of British screen favourites appear 
in Son of Kissing Cup. Violet Hopson, 
Stewart Rome, Mrs. Hayden Coffin, Cameron 
Carr, Judd Green, Arthur Walcott and 
Lewis Gilbert are amongst the popular 
players whose art contributes to the success 
of this notable British production. 

Don't miss Son of Kissing Cup, which 
will be released ' shortly on the British 
National Programme. 'The dramatic in- 
cidents from the film depicted on this page 
are but a few of the many tense moments 
provided by this fine picture. 


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WKgr\ Gree k' 
Meets Greeks 

Violet Hopson and Stewart Rome 
will be seen this month in 
another important Walter West .") 
production, When Greek Meets ^ 
Greek, a film version of the famous 
novel by Paul Trent, wliich tells 
an enthralling story of the British 
Steel Industry. 

To secure the correct atmosphere 
for the industrial parts of this 
picture, Walter West transported 
his company to a big steel works 
in the North, and many of the 
scenes were filmed amidst novel 
settings that lend additional in- 
terest to a powerful story. 

Others in the cast of this important 
British production are Lewis Gilbert, 
Lillian Douglas, Marjnrie Benson, Bert 
Darley, and .\rthur Walcott. The film 
is released by Butcher's Film Service, 
Ltd., and will be shown under the 
banner of the British National Programme 
at all leading cinemas. 



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Exterior view of the Rivoli. 

Fifteen hundred - and - fifty -five agitated 
spectators gave vent to a simultaneous 
gasp of relief and a vociferous outburst 
of applause as Dick Barthelmess stooped 
over the prostrate body 
of Lillian Gish and 
carried her safely to 
shore. They thoroughly 
appreciate the art of David Wark 
Griffith at the Rivoli Kincnia. 
" Birth of a Nation was very 
popular here," Manager A. E. 
Chamberlain told us. " Way 
Down East gave us our record 
week's attendances, and Orphans 
of the Storm, which is showing in 
January, looks like repeating the 
process." The Rivoli believes in 
special pre-release bookings of 
super-films of this sort, and, 
judging by the crowds, their 
faith is not unfounded. 

Originally the Empire Theatre, 
its first years as a kinema were 
lean ones. After which the 
present management took over, 
and during the past two-and-a- 
half years it has amassed a 
clientele all its own. These 
" regulars " like their own par- 
ticular seats, nothing else will 
satisfy them, and should a new- 
comer trespass the unwritten 
laws of reservation, formal com- 

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Sou l:F\eF\d^7r\5ed 

plaint is made to the management fcthwith. But they 
are an orderly crew, and the burly ommissionaire has 
little to do in the way of ejectments Possibly the fact 
that the Police Station stands exactly opposite 
accounts for this ! Watching th^ crowd stream in 
and out of the spacious cream aQ' vieux-rose foyer, 
some enlightening comments we: overheard. On 
the one hand we had Sir John Fracis (the ex-Mayor) 
and Mr. R. A. Jones, extremely ell-known citizens 
of the town, inquiring anxiously a what time A Bill 
of Divorcement would be shown te following week. 
On the other, a dark-eyed boy c about seventeen 
observed emphatically to his corpanion : "I know 
exactly how Dicky felt when he kncked Lowell Sher- 
man down. Oh, sweetheart, supose it had been 
you ! " And his look, as the pair foceeded tea-wards, 
spoke volumes. Behind them an rtisan M'as holding 
forth in choice Cockney on the sDJect of Polytech- 
nics. " ' Set 'em a specimen job,' -z 'e ter me. After 
free months at 'is adjective Poly.chnic ! So I sets 
'em a simple thing, and blowed i they doesn't cum 
back agin next day, and couldn't lake 'ed or tail of 
it. ' Show us the way. Bill,' sez ter me. ' Not if 
I knows it,' sez I. ' Vou go to you adjective adjective 
Polytechnic ! ' " Truly the kinera is a democratic 
institution. The Rivoli was the fi]t picture house in 
Southend to open on Sundays. O July 30 last, after 
this concession had been wrested irom an unwilling 
Corporation, the attraction was ock of Agef:, with 
Oueenie Thomas, and over five hudred people were 
turned away. Besides, a very pod orchestra and 
organ, a singer is sometimes callcf upon to assist the 
" putting over " of films like Smih Thru'. j. L. 

Interior of the Rivoli, looking ciiards the screen. 


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A thoroughly amusing 

Granger-Davidson comedy 

that will bring laughter to 

every picturegoer. 

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Above: " All correct. Sir." Left: Constance 
Worth and Malcolm Tod. 

One of the happiest, most amusing and 
delightful screen comedies ever pro- 
duced is A Bachelor's Baby, which will be 
shown very shortly in all the principal 
kinemas. A young naval officer on leave 
finds a baby deserted by the roadside. He 
persuades an old friend of his, a Captain 
Rogers, who loves an elderly spinster, living 
next door to him. to adopt the baby in 
order to win her regard. This leads to 
nuijierous difficulties for the Captain, and 
provides a story that is full of interest, 
humour, and charm. 

A very notable cast includes Tom 
Reynolds, as the Captain, Haidee Wright 
as the Spinster, Constance Worth and 
Malcolm Tod as the young lovers. 

Circle : Tom Reynolds as " Captain Rogers." 
Below : Tom Reynolds and Haidee Wright. 


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•anuary commences most aus- 
I piciously with sixty-four feature 
I and other film releases, and very 
I few, if any, " duds." This does 
I not include the round dozen 
I " supers " and other " special 
m attractions " to be seen in 
^ London's West End. Britain is 
well represented, in both sport- 
ing and other dramas, outstanding 
examples of which are When Greek Meets 
Greek, The Sport of Kings, A Prince of 
Lovers, and Circus Jim. Nineteen- 
twenty-three will also see some British 
players come into their own well- 
deserved stardom, of which more next 

By the time these words are in print 
Ivor Novello will be in Mama- 
roneck, New York, working with D. W. 
Griffith in his new picture. Ivor has a 
three years' contract with Griffith, and 
will play juvenile lead in seven super 
films, thus following in the footsteps 
of Bobby Harron, Dick Barthelmess, 
Ralph Graves, etc. 

Novello is the first Britisher chosen 
for this work, though Croker- 
King, the " heavy " lead in One 
Exciting Night, is also an Englishman. 
Mae Marsh will appear opposite Ivor 
Novello in the first film, and " Picture- 
goer " readers will join us in wishing 
Ivor every success. He had just com- 
pleted The Man Without Desire for 
Atlas Biograph, and sailed for America 
within three days of his return from 
Venice and the final scenes of the film. 

Lillian Gish is due in London early 
this month. She has been filming 
in Rome for Inspiration Pictures, and 
her work as the heroine of The White 
Sister will prove once and for all 

whether or no Griffith's leading ladies 
can hold their own without his 

Louise Lovely is touring all the large 
American cities with a film, 
Shattered Idols, in which she is featured. 
Before this is shown, however, she and 
her husband, William Welch, are seen 
in person in a little play, " Their 
Wedding Night." After this, the stage 
is transformed into a movio studio 
pro tent., with lights, cameras, camera- 
men, a " set," and other accessories. 
Then movies are made, using members 
of the audience as players — children at 
the matinees and grown-ups in the 
evenings. Louise herself " makes 
up " and directs her artists, and 
the results of their combined 
efforts are shown at the same theatre 
the next week. Last of all in the 
evening's entertainment came the film 
Shattered Idols. 

Mary Pickford will positively grow 
up at last. Ernst Lubitsch, 
the Polish Griffith, is to direct her in 
Dorothy Vernon of H addon Hall, which 
fact explains the opening statement. 
If they keep strictly to the delightful 
novel, picturegoers are in for some- 
thing very good indeed. 

I^he year's death-roll seems confined 
solely to the sterner sex. Earliest 
on the list were H. V. Esmond, better 
known as playwright and actor, though 
he did some film work with his clever 
wife, Eva Moore, who still ornaments 
our screens. Then there were Rudolph 
Christians (of Universal) and Van 
Dyke Brooke (of Vitagraph). Also poor 
little Bobby Connelly, whose earliest 
work was done in the Vitagraph 
Studios, and whose " I^on Cantor " in 

Humoresque will long survive him. 
Bobby's shadow will be seen agam this 
year, for Vitagraph are reissuing many 
of their early four-reelers, and Bobby 
played in a number of these. 

Little Reeves or " Breezy " Eason 
-rf is another clever laddie whose 
career came to an untimely end as the 
result of a motor accident. Sidney 
Valentine, too, passed away in 1922 ; 
his best screen work was in Phroso. 
Everyone will miss the cheerful features 
and breezy personality of Teddy 
Arundell (a Stoll player), who died very 
suddenly on Nov. 5 ; and at present 
Fred Goodwins, well known as actor 
and producer, is at death's door. 

That strange genius, Eric Von Stro- 
heim, has now thrown in his lot with 
Goldwyn, for whom he will act and 
direct in the immediate future. Von 
Stroheim himself, it is said, is nothing 
like the creature he is so fond of por- 
traying on the screen, but extremely 
serious and deeply religious. Hitherto . 
it has seemed as though he knew only 
one story — all his productions, boiled 
down to essentials, are exactly the same ; 
but in the fields of costume romance 
Eric should show to advantage. 

William Farnum's new picture. 
Brass Commandments , contains 
a fine cast which includes Tom 
Santschi as the villain. These two have 
not been seen together since The 
Spoilers, the sensational fight in which 
will probably never be duplicated in 
screenland. For weeks afterwards both 
men bore marks of the fray, and many 
a studio extra still speaks of it with 
bated breath. 

Colour will be seen in many of 
the new American productions. 
Technicolor is a new process which 
will be demonstrated in Toilers of the 
Sea, now due for release in U.S.A. 
This took seven years to perfect, and 
is Professor David Comstock's in- 
vention. Another process, the idea of 
Loren Taylor, of Paramount Studios, 
is used in Cecil de Mille's Adam's Rib, 
one of the prettiest scenes in which 
shows a ballroom with all lights ex- 
tinguished save those furnished by 
coloured Japanese lanterns held by the 
dancers. Priznia - color is, of course, 
still with us. 

Fj^or the past two years, two pro- 
ducers, Alfred Machin and Henri 
Wytchleger, have been at work upon 
a film in which all the actors are 
animals. There are about thirty 
" leads," including chickens, rabbits, 
guinea pigs, chimpanzees, a mon- 
goose, a marabout, a white mouse, 
and a young boa-constrictor (he will 
doubtless " faint in coils "in " Alice 
in Wonderland " fashion). The stars 
are a bulldog and a rough-haired 
terrier, and the feature' is now being 
cut in Paris. It surely needed unend- 
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An unusual suggestion is being con- 
sidered in America. This is to 
him John Barrymore in " Hamlet," 
his best role, according to the 
opinion of his fellow-countrymen. The 
idea arose at a dinner when someone 
deplored the fact that Frank Bacon's 
" Lightnin'," an American classic, 
had never, and would never now, be 
seen, since Bacon died just recently. 
The opinions of the various pro- 
ducers on the subject are worth 
noting. Says Griffith : " There arc 
five murders in it. What would the 
censors say (and do) ? Hamlet him- 
self is a very morbid character, who 
commits suicide, and I fear that not 
only the censors, but the public would 
ban it without the music of Shake- 
speare's words." D. W. (i. pro- 
bably had the Asta Neil.sen version 
of "Hamlet" in mind, when he 
thus spoke. This was decisively 
rejected by the X'.S. " fans." 

On this side, though, Forbes Robert- 
son in Hamlet was a popular 
film some years back, and, save for a 
Ghost which was evidently a relative 
of " Fidgelty Phil," was quite good, 
of its kind and of its time. Goldwyn, 
I'niversal, and Warner Bros.. Dis- 
tinctive, and Lesser, all big names in 
the producing industry, are in favour 
of the idea of enshrining the best 
work of .Xmerica's best actor in cellu- 
loid, but doubtful as to its reception 
by the public. 'J'hc scheme, as sug- 
gested by Augustus Thomas, is tliat 
not one company, only, but the 
entire Producing Managers .\ssocia- 
tion shoidd co-operate in the affair. 
But we seem to remember a certain 
old saying anent Too Many Cooks. 

Na/imova's Salome opens in Broad- 
way, New York, to-day, Jan. t. 
It is someti\ing new ii\ movies, and 
imdeniably artistic. \'crsatile, Xazi- 
mova certainly is, aiid this may 
prove her " come-back " into film- 
land, although she herself means to 
star upon the stage this spring. 
Salome should be in England shortly. 

Priscilla Dean looks like being in- 
volved in a law suit. She 
objected strongly to the role for 
which Universal cast her in Drifting. 
The play of this name was a recent 
New York success, with Alice Brady 
as its star, and L'nivcrsals argument 
is " If William .\. Brady produced 
this, his own daughter starred in it ; 
surely Priscilla ought not to object 
to doing the same." But tlic characlcr 
certainly is — unpleasant — to put it 
iniklly ; and even movie stars must 
draw the line somewhere. This stand 
involves Priscilla's ct)ntracl with 
Iniversal, and after the recent Kodolph 
X'alentino allair, will be closely watched, 
.IS It may form a precedent. 

Gordon Griffith, the favourite 
" Tarzan the lioy," has just 
finished a big Fox production, "The 
Village Blacksmith," which will soon 
be seen this side. Johnny Jones, too, 
has now completed a comedy feature 
called Shiny, but little Lucille Kicksen 
is no longer his " opposite." She is 
now Big Lucille Ricksen, and playing 
ingenue roles with another company. 

This is the day of the Independent 
Producer and Distributor. No 
longer the great companies like Vita- 
graph, Famous-Lasky, etc., etc., have 
the field all to themselves. Now a 
hundred and one lesser ctimpanies 
are making excellent films with 
favourite stars, and then either allow- 
ing one of the big companies to buy 
them and put them out, or doing this 
themselves. It is very good for the 
industry, and excellent for the " fans," 
for releases are much quicker, and all- 
star casts are a feature of almost 
every independent film. Guy Bates 
Post's Omar and Svcngali are good 
examples of this ; others recently seen 
here are Timothy's Quest, Why Girls 
Leave Home, etc., etc. 

Dorothy Gish's next film for In- 
spiration will be The Bright 
Shatvl, a Joseph Hergesheimer story. 
Opposite Dick Barthelmess, of course. 
Dorothy plays a Spanish role, so out 
comes the famous black wig once more, 
though its arrangement will probably 
be diflferent. She's learning Spanish 
dancing, the guitar, how to use 
castanets, and lots about the manners, 
modes, and gestures of that colourful 
country, which is, at the moment, the 
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a period story, of about 1850, and 
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Harrison Ford and Bebe Daniels in "Oh, Lady, Lady." 

After the Show {Paramount ; Jan. 29). 
A peep beliind the scenes according 
to Wilham De Mille and Rita Weiman. 
Starring tlic stage door-keeper in the 
person of Charles Ogle in his finest 
part ; also Jack Holt, Lila Lee, Shan- 
non Day, Eve Soutliern, Stella Seager 
and Ethel Wales. Excellent atmo- 
sphere and highly romantic entertain- 

The Agony of the Eagles {Stoll Films 
de France ; Jan. 29). 
An adaptation of " The Old Guard," 
by Georges D'Espartes. How a 
ballet-drncer's revenge betrayed a 
conspiracy to restore Napoleon's son 
to his kingdom. Fine photography 
and acting by the late Severin-Mars, 
Mile. Gaby Morlay, M. Desjardins, 
M. Dalleu, and little Rauzena. Pro- 
longed agony, but effective and 
spectacular entertainment, 

Atlantide [Stoll ; Jan. 8). 

Ancient history according to, and 
adapted from, Pierre Benoit's novel 
of the same name. Two soldiers 
discover Atlantis, the lost Continent, 
also a feminine Bluebeard. A real 
" super," convincingly acted by Stacia 
Napicrowska, Jean Angclo, Georges 
Mclchior, Mile. Lave - Louise Inibe, 
M. Eranccschi, Abdel-Kader-bcn-Ah, 
and Moha'mmcd-ben-Noni. Don't 

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A Prince of Lovers {Gaumotit ; Jan. i). 
Tlic career of an honcst-to-gootlncss 
Georgian he-vamp. An exceptionally 
gootl British romantic photoplay, with 
an all-star cast comprising Howard 
Gaye, Marjorie Hume, Mary Clare, 
S.iba Kaloigh, Marjorie Day, David 
Hawthorne, Eugene Lcah;^, Madge 
Tree, M ic Ault, Viva Birkett, 

Emmehne Ormesbv, James Bonatus, 
George Toby, and'H. R. Hignett. 

A Will and a Way {.Artistic ; Jan. 29). 
How to catch a husband. Adapted 
from a W. W. Jacobs story (" Light 
Freights "), and acted by Ernest 
Hendrie, Charles Ashton, Johnny Butt, 
PoUie Emerv, Cvnthia Murtagh. Ada 
Palmer, and" Peggy and Maisie Beans. 
An excellent British comedy. 

The Barricade [Jury : Jan. 29). 

A simple, well-told story of human 
ingratitude and false pride. Good 
characterisation and fine acting by 
Kenneth Harlan, Dorothy Richards. 
Katherine Spencer, William A. Strauss, 
Eugene Borden, James Harrison and 
Joe O'Connor. Good entertainment. 

Bar Nothin' {Fo.x : Jan. 15). 

Charles (Buck) Jones following in 
Tom Mix's footsteps. The old cow- 
boy stuff presented in a whole-hearted, 
high-spirited fashion. Photography 
excellent. Cast includes Ruth Reneck, 
Arthur Carewe, James Farley and 
William Buckley. An out-of-the-way 
good Westerner. 

Behind the Mask {Regent : Jan. i). 

Societv drama of love and hate 
featuring Anne Luther, Charles Gerard 
and Clare Whitney, supported by 
Baby Ivy Ward, E. J. Radcliffe, 
Stephen Gratton, and Albert Hart. 
Fair entertainment. 

Beyond {Paramount: Jan. 22). 

Spiritualism on the screen. Written 
by Henrv Arthur Jones. Ethel Clay- 
ton in an " Enoch Ardcn " role ; also 
Charles Meredith, Earl Schenck, Fon- 
taine La Rue, Winifred Kingston, 
Lillian Rich, Spottiswoode Aitkeii, and 
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The Black Painther's Cub [Pearl ; 
Jan. 15). 
Lavish but unreal. A spectacular 
screen version of Swinburne's " Faus- 
tinc " poem, set in London and Paris, 
with ancient Roman insets. Starring 
I-"lorence Reed. Cast includes Norman 
Jrevor, Earl P"ox, William Koselle, 
Tyrone Power, Mile. Dazie, Henry 
Stephenson, and Paul Ducet. Good 
spectacular fare. 

Cabiria [Artistic: Jan. 8). 

A page from ancient history. Ga- 
briel D'Annunzio wrote the story of 
this fine ItaUan feature, which shows 
the Punic Wars in the time when 
("arthage and Rome were in their 
glory. Featuring " Maciste." This 
film gave the Itahan screen giant his 
film name. Good entertainment. 

Chaplin Re-Issue [First Nat. : Jan.. 15). 
Chaplin and Edna Fhigrath in A 
Dug's Life, one of his best shorter 

Circus Jim [Granger's ; Jan. 28). 

An attractive story of the sawdust 
ring, well produced and acted by 
Adelqui Millar, Evelyn Brent, and 
Norman Dixatt-Pratt,' WiUiam Van 
der Veer, Beatrice Tenbrook, Nice de 
Jong, Jack Doxat-Pratt, and Fred 
Penley. Fine photography and lighting, 
and an excellent fight at the finish. 

The Concert [Pathe : Jan. 8). 

I^wis S. Stone and Myrtle Stcdman 
show how easily musical celebrities 
get out of tune with each other. 
Raymond Hatton, Mabel Julienne 
Scott, (iertrucle Astor, Russ Powell, 
Lydia Veamans Titus, Frances Hall, 
and Lome Cheung. Good acting, but 
only fair farcical entertainment. 

Conjurer's House [Paramount ; J an 15). 
An elaborate re-filming of Stewart 
Edward White's novel, with Jack Holt 
and Madge Bellamy in the principal 
parts. A fine romance of the Canadian 
North - West. Cast includes Noah 
Beery, Francis McDonald, Helen 
I'crguson, Edward Martindel, and 
Jack Herbert. 

Dangerous Curve Ahead [Goldwyn ; 
Jan. 29). 
The adventures of an average 
American man and wife in a small 
town. Happy, albeit quarrelsome, 
domcsticitv. In the cast are Helen 
Chadwuk," Richard Dix, " Lefty " 
I'iynn, James Neill, Edythe Chapman 
and Kate Lester. Good sentimental 

The Devil Within [Fo.v ; Jan. 1). 

DustiM Farnum amid Malay curses 
;iiul krceses, South Sea settings, poison, 
tights and rugged adventures. Also 
\irginia \alli, Nigel de lirulier, r>cr- 
uard niinung, Evelyn Selbie, Hazel 
Dean, and Jim Farley. Picturesque 
but illogical. For melodrama lovers 

Dick Turpin's Ride to York [Stall ; 
Jan. 15). 
A fine British costume romance 
woven around the world-famous high- 
wayman's exploits. Cast includes 
Matheson Lang, Isobel Elsom, Norman 
Page, Lily Iris, Lewis Gilbert, Cecil 
Humphreys, James English, Mme. 
D'Esterre, Malcolm Todd, and Tony 

Doubling for Romeo [Goldwyn ; Jan. 15), 
1-arce comedy by a pair of famous 
authors. Will Shakespeare and Will 
Rogers, with some excellent " digs " 
at movie-makers. The sub-titles alone 
are worth the admission money. 
Supporting Rogers are Sylvia Breamer, 
Raymond Hatton, Sydney Ainsworth, 
Al Hart, Jimmie Rogers, William 
Orlamund, Cordelia Callahan, John 
Cossar, C. E. Thurston, and Roland 

Experience [Paramount ; Jan. 8). 

A screen version of the well-known 
morality play. A tedious and over- 
drawn movie sermon, despite Richard 
Barthelmess, Marjorie Daw, Betty 
Carpenter, Kate I3ruce, Helen Kelly, 
Edna Wheaton (the one-in-six-thou- 
sand New York beauty), Nita Naldi, 
John Miltern, Joe Smiley, Robert 
Schable, and Leslie Gloon. George 
Fitzmaurice produced. 

Enchantment (Paramount ; Jan. j8). 

Marion Davies in a light comedy 
versiHi of " The Taming of the Shrew." 
Urban settings, artistic and elaborate, 
but hardly necessar>- ; also Forrest 
Stanley, Edith Shayne, Tom I^wis, 
Arthur Rankin, Corinne Jiarker, and 
Maude Gordon, \\ill please beauty- 

The Face of the World [Wardour ; 
Jan. 15). 
The old, old stor\' of the neglected 
wife and the too-busy husband treated 
freshly, and well produced and charac- 
terised. In the cast are Barbara 
Bedford, Edward Hearn, Harry Duf- 
field, Lloyd Whitlock, Gordon Slullcn, 
J. P. Lockney, and Fred* Huntley. 
A good ilrama. 

Fair Lady [Allied Artists ; Jan. 22). 

Rex Beach's " The Net," in celluloid. 
Amuse yourself by trying to figure 
out the connection between the title 
and the film. Thrills in plenty, an 
Italian vendetta, and Betty Blythe, 
Ghulys Hulette, Thurston Hall (seen 
on the stage recently in " The Broken 
Wing "), Robert Elliott, I'lorence Auer, 
Macey Harlam, Henry Leone, Effing- 
ham Pinto, and Arnold Lucy. Ex- 
cellent entertainment. 

Flower of the North [VUagraph ; 
Jan. zi). 
A very fine film version of James 
Oliver Curwood's novel, featuring 
Pauline Starke, Henry B. Walthall, 
supported by Joe Rick.son, Jack Cur- 
tis, Harry Northrupp, Emniett King, 
Walter Rodgers, William McCall, anil 
Vincent Howard. 

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A scene from "The Mystery of the Yellow Room" released this month. 

Footlights [Paramount ; Jan. i). 

Elsie Ferguson in the best stage 
story of the month. Rita Weiman's 
idea of how stars are made. Reginald 
Denny, Marc MacDermott, and Octavia 
Handworth support. Don't miss this 

The Glorious Fool (Goldwyn ; Jayi. 8). 
Artistry versus sentiment, senti- 
ment winning at a canter. A hospital 
story by Mary Roberts Rinehart ; 
beautifully acted by Helen Chadwick, 
Richard Dix, Theodore Von Elz, 
Kate Lester, Otto Hoffman, Patricia 
Palmer, and George Cooper. For the 
ladies chiefly. 

I Am Guilty {Jury ; Jan. 22). 

Another neglected wife. Louise 
Glaum playing with fire and getting 
a burnt shoulder, and an excellent 
mystery drama. Lavish production. 
Also Mahlon Hamilton, Claire du Brey, 
Joseph Kilgour, Ruth Stonehouse, 
May Hopkins, George Cooper, Mickey 
Moore, and Frederic de Kevert. 

The Journey's End [Wardour ; Jan 29). 
A remarkable production without 
any sub-titles, but with excellent 
acting, characterisation and direction. 
Adapted from " Ave Maria," by Hugo 
Billin (who also directed), and acted 
by Wyndham Standing, Mabel Ballin, 
Jack billon, and Georgette Bancroft. 
Excellent entertainment. 

The Last of the Mohicans (7 wry,' 7a»i. 6). 
A Maurice Tourneur production of 
the Fenimorc Cooper classic. A 
masterpiece of its kind, with realistic 
background.s, excellent suspense, and 
groat fidelity as to Indian manners and 

customs. All-star cast, with Wallace 
Beery, Barbara Bedford, Albert Ros- 
coe, Lillian Hall, Henry Woodward, 
George Hackathorne, James Gordon, 
Theodore Leach, Jack McDonald, and 
Sydney Dean. For boys of all kinds. 

Lessons in Love {Ass. First National ; 
Jan. 8). 
Constance Talmadge in " The Man 
from Toronto " on the screen proves 
herself an excellent teacher. Harrison 
Ford, Kenneth Harlan, Flora Finch, 
Florence Short, James Harrison, 
George Fawcett, • Frank Webster, and 
Louise Lee support. Delightful comedy 

Love's Redemption {Ass. First Na- 
tional ; Jan. 22). 
Hardly worth redeeming, in spite of 
excellent work by Norma Talmadge, 
Montague Love, Harrison Ford, Cooper 
Cliffe, Ida Waterman, Michael M. 
Barnes, E. Fernandez, and Fraser 
Coulter. Too tropical to ring true. 
Will please most star-gazers. 

Lying Lips {Jury ; Jan. i). 

A strong and unconventional pro- 
blem drama finely produced by 
Thomas Incc and* finely acted by 
House Peters, T^lorence V'idor, Joseph 
Kilgour, Margaret Livingstone, Mar- 
garet Campbell, Edith Yorke, Calvert 
Carter, and Emmet C. King. Also 
some English mansions that exist no- 
where save in the mind of the producer. 
First-rate dramatic fare. 

The Mystery of the Yellow Room 
{Gauwont ; Jan. i). 
Ethel Grey Terry and Jean Gauthier 
in a fascinating screen version of 
Gaston I^roux's widely . read novel. 
Cast includes Edmund Elton, George 

Cowl, Lorin Raker, W. H. Burton, 
Jean Ewing, Henry Koser, Catherine 
Ashley, and Ivan Doubble. Excellent 

No Woman Knows [F.B.O. ; Jan. 8)- 
A very fine drama of Jewish custom 
and character, showing how two 
women love and suffer that genius may 
have its chance. Belongs to the 
Humoresque clciss ; and is adapted from 
" Fanny Herself," by Edna Ferber. 
Max Davidson, Mabel Julienne Scott, 
Grace Marvin, Snitz Edwards, Bernise 
Radom, Danny Hoy, E. A. Warren, 
Raymond Lee, Joseph Swickard, 
Richard Cummings, Joseph Sterns, 
John Davidson, Earl Schenck, and 
Stuart Holmes are all excellent. 
The Oath {Ass. First National; Jan. 29). 
What W'. J. Locke probably used 
when he saw his " Idols " on the screen. 
A drama without a villain, and a 
mystery story in which the mj-^tery 
remains an unexplained one. Splendid 
production, and a popular cast, com- 
prising Miriam Cooper, Conway Tearle, 
Robert Fischer, Henry Clive, Ricca 
Allen, and Anna Q. Nilsson. . • 
Oh, Lady, Lady ! {Realart-Gautnont ; 
• Ja7i. 22). 

Adapted from the American musical 
comedy success by Guy Bolton and 
P. G. Wodehouse. How a wedding was 
wrecked by the bridegroom's country 
sweetheart, and what came of it. 
Played by B6b6 Daniels, Harrison 
Ford, Walter Hiers, Charlotte Woods, 
Lillian Langdon, and Jack Dodd. 
Excellent hght comedy entertainment. 
Out of the Silent North (European ; 
Jan. 29). 
Frank Mayo, Barbara Bedford, and 
Frank Leigh in a good Canadian story 
with rather more sentiment than usual. 
Fair entertainment. 
Pardon My French {Goldwyn ; Jan. i). 
Farce-comedy, ingenious though not 
over-original. Stage folk again, with 
robbers, cyclones, and oil shares 
throwm in. Features Vivian Martin, 
Ralph Yearsley, Nadine Beresford, and 
Grace Studeford. Good hght enter- 

Perils of the Yukon (Serial) (European ; 
Jan. 4). 
William Desmond is equal to all of 
them. Contains the usual escapes and 
adventures, but unusually well pre- 
sented in old-time Alaskan settings ; 
also Princess Xeela, Laura La Plante. 
Good entertainment of its kind. 

Pilgrims of the Night (Jury ; Jan. 8). 
Intricate E. Phillips Oppenheim in- 
ternational intrigue making high-ten- 
sion movie melodrama. All-star cast 
includes Lewis S. Stone, Rubye de 
Remer, William V. Mong, Kathleen 
Kirkham, Raymond Hatton, Walter 
McGrail, and Frank Leigh. 

Potter's Clay (Anchor ; Jan. i). 

A British production with Ellen 
Terry as the paramount attraction in 
a story of love, plots, and pottery. In 
the cast are Peggie Hathaway, Dick 
Webb, Douglas Payne, Wallace Bosco, 
Edgar Wallace, Henry Doughty, and 
Edward Thirlby. 


Quality Plays (Walturdaw ; Jan. i 
and 15). 

Geraldine's First Year (Jan. i), the 
first of an amusing series of married- 
life comedies featuring Sydney N. 
Folker (who is a worthy successor to 
Sidney Drew) and Joan Maclean. The 
Big Strong Man, also a newly wed 
comedy, with George Turner, Wyn 
Richmond, James Barber, Frank Tur- 
ner, and Frank Stanmore in the cast. 
Both adapted from " Pan, the Fiction 
Magazine," stories. Excellent enter- 

The Romance of Mary Tudor {Pioneer ; 
Jan. i). 

Coloured costume romance founded 
on Victor Hugo's novel, showing an 
episode in the life of Queen Mary 
Tudor and featuring Paul Capellani 
and Mile. Delvan. Good entertainment. 
The Recoil {Sioll ; Jan. 23). 

A screen adaptation of " The 
Dream," by Rafael Sabatini. Rather 
a bad dream, too, of hypnotism, hate, 
and justifiable homicide. Well acted 
by Eille Norwood, Phyllis Titmuss, 
Annie Esmond, Dawson Milward, and 
Laurence Anderson. Fair entertain- 
The Roof Tree (Fox ; Jan. 29). 

Our old friend the film feud, twice 
repeated, once in Old Kentucky, once 
in Virginia. Not so good as most of 
William Russeh's Westerns. Support 
includes Florence Deshon, Sylvia Brea- 
mer, Robert Daly, Arthur Morrison, 
and Al Fremont. A good chance for 
lynx-eyed " Fault "-finders. Fair 

The Ruling Passion {Allied Artists; 
Jan. 8). 

Read this Earl Der Biggers business 
story in the Nov. 1921 " Pan," price 
IS. A delightfully human entertain- 
ment, based on the old saw about the 
Evil One finding work for idle hands 
to do. George Ariiss stars in a very 
un-Arliss-like role, and gets well away 
as a fine light comedian. Doris Kenyon, 
Edward Bums, Ida Darling, J. W. 
Johnston, Ernest Hilliard, Harold 
Waldrigate, and Brian Darley support. 
Excellent comedy-drama. 
Serenade {Ass: First National : Jan. 15). 

Played this side at the Kingsway, 
with Ivor Novello in the chief role, 
here interpreted by George Walsh, 
plus some dragged-in stunts. A tri- 
angular love affair in Castile, with a 
trio of Walshes (George — star ; Raoul — 
director ; and Mrs. Raoul — Miriam 
Cooper) well to the fore. Beautifully 
produced and well played. In the cast 
are Joseph Swickard, Bertram Grassby, 
WilHam Eagle-Eye, James A. Marcus, 
and Rosita Marstini. Excellent ro- 
mantic fare. 

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Shackles of Gold {Fox ; Jan. 8). 

A screen adaptation of Henri Bern- 
stein's play, " Samson," effectively 
acted by WilHam Farnum, Marie 
Shotwell, Myrtle Boirellas, Elliott 
Grifiin, Ellen Cassidy, and Henry 
Carvill. Society melodrama is not 
exactly Farnum 's forte, but his work 
is as good as usual. 

The Sheik {Paramount ; Jan. 22). 

Desert love, according to the best 
high-speed romantic canons, adapted 
from Edith M. Hull's novel. Well 
produced and acted by Rodolph Valen- 
tino, Agnes Ayres, Adolphe Meryon, 
Lucien Littlefield, Walter Long, Ru^th 
Miller, and George Waggener. Ladies 
will love it. The story appears on 
page 37 of this issue. 

A delquin Millar, who appears this month 
in " Circus Jim." 

The Single Track {Vitagraph ; Jan. 29). 
Corinne Griffith versus many villains 
in an Alaskan adventure story, with 
a fashion display dragged in by main 
force. Well acted by the star and 
Richard Travers, Sydney Herbert, 
Edward Norton, Fuller Melhsh, and 
Jessie Stevens. Not for the critical. 

Sinners {Realart Gaumoni ; Jan. 29). 
A good opportunity missed by the 
director. Badly constructed, but finely 
acted by Alice Brady, William P. 
Carleton, Frank Losee, Robert Schable, 
Agnes Everett, Augusta Anderson, 
James L. Crane, and Crawford Kent. 
Fair entertainment. 


Something Different {Realart Gau- 
mont ; Jan. 8). 
Frail comedy-drama, but novel and 
deserving its title. Stars Constance 
Binney, supported by Lucy Fox, Ward 
Crane, Crane Wilbur, Gertrude Hill- 
man, Mark Smith, Wm. R. Hutch, 
and Adolph Miller. Good entertain- 

The Song of Life {Ass. First National ;■ 
Jan. I). 
Set in the key of domesticity. A 
mother-and-home story, well produced 
and powerfully acted by an all-star 
cast : Gaston Glass, Grace Darmond, 
Georgia Woodthorpe, " Itchie " Head- 
rick, Arthur Stuart Hull, Edward 
Peil, Fred Kelsey, and Claude Peyton. 
Excellent entertainment. 

The Sporting Duchess {Vitagraph ; 
Jan. 8). 
A second kinematisation of " The 
Derby Winner," a Drury Lane melo- 
drama of racing, ruin, and reconcilia- 
tion. Alice Joyce stars, and Percy 
Marmont, Gustave Von Seyfertltz, 
Edith C. Walker, Lionel Pape, Dan 
Comfort, May McAvoy, Robert Agnew, 
and William Turner support. Ex- 
cellent entertainment. 

The Sport of Kings {Granger- Davidson ; 
Jan. II). 
First-class sporting drama, essen- 
tially British, with fine atmosphere, 
fights and cast. This includes Victor 
McLaglen, Phyllis Shannaw, Cyril Per- 
cival, Douglas Munro, and Jack Car- 
roll. Excellent entertainment. 

Thunderbolt Jack (Serial) {W. and F. ; 
Jan. I). 
Especially written for Jack Hoxie 
and Marin Sais. Thrills, spells and 
excitement nineteen to the dozen. 
Also Alton Hoxie, Chris Frank, Steve 
Clement, and Edith Stayart. Fifteen 
two-reel episodes, quite up to the 
usual Western serial standard. 

The Truth {Paths ; Jan. 22). 

Always pleasant in this case owing 
to Madge Kennedy, a smooth-running 
husband-and-wife drama plot, and 
perfect characterisation. Thomas Ker- 
rigan, Kenneth Hill, Helen Greene, 
Frank Doane, and Zelda Sears do 
good supporting work. Good enter- 

Whatever She Wants {Fox ; Jan. 22). 
Eileen Percy and her bobbed hair 
the most interesting feature in this 
one. Very light social comedy inter- 
preted by — besides the star — Richard 
Wayne, Herbert Fortier, James Mac- 
Elthern, and Otto Hoffman. 








swe;etheart mae. 

Mac Murray is her name ; 

Slie's a dancer known to fame. 

And the sweetest little lady ever seen. 
Sunny hair, and eyes of blue, 
Prom " Faroe " to Timbuctoo, 

She's acknowledged as the darling of 
the Screen. 

Tho' sometimes the dress she's wearing 

I'roves to be a trifie daring, 

And the lady she portrays a trifle fast, 
She plays it all so sweetly 
That she wins your heart completely. 

Always holds you fascinated to the 


T is the Title and Type Trimly set, 
H is the Happiness each month we get, 
E is the Editor, Erudite sage, 

P is tlie Pictures Portrayed on each 

I is the Interesting Interviews in it, 
C is this Carol — why did I begin it ? 
T is the Thinker with Theories on 

U is the Unction with which he is 

R is the Recent Releases Recorded, 
E 's the Enjoyment that each month's 

G is dear George and the Gossip and 

O is the Oyster that's Openc<l inside. 
E 's my Excuses for all this bad verse, 
R 's the Reflection : " It might have 

been worse ! 

Betty (London). 


Has Nazimova eyes of blue or deepest 

violet ? 
And why is it that Stewart Rome 

remains unmarried yet ? 
Are Mary Pickford's curls her own? 

Does Pearl White wear a wig ? 
Can Eugene sing, I'd like to know? 

Can VVally dance a jig ? 

Can Violet Hopson drive a car ; what 

brand of petrol's used ? 
Is Buster's sad and solemn air what 

keeps us all amused ? 
How tall is Norma Talmadgc ? Why 

is Walter Hicrs so fat ? 
Can't Charlie wear some decent boots, 

and sport a different hat ? 
.Vnd why did Monte fix on " Blue " ? — 

he's always " in the pink," 
I've failed to find the answers; now 

will George, please, have a tliink ? 
D. W. (Calcutta). 


Dear ,\nna ! How I love you when 
You Hash across the screen. 

It m.ikcs me fed so proud to think, 
That you're my Movie O^t^c" ' 

X.Y.Zf (Bristol). 

When I find a house to let, 
I'll be after it, you bet; 
If I ever have a garden to myself, 
All its beds I'll fill with roses. 
Make them into fragrant posies, 
And despatch them to this charming 
little elf ! 

Varsity Boy (Birmingham). 


I wonder how they wangle it ; 

It seems so very clever : 
Despite the passing of the days. 

They look as young as ever. 

I wish I knew the secret of 

Those stars upon the screen. 
Who, though they've acted now for 
Still look " Sweet Seventeen." 

M. E. (Kingston). 


Wlio's the comedian I love the best ? 

Larry, jolly old Larry. 
Who's the young man in the overalls 
dressed ? 
Larry, jolly old Larry. 
He may not look it when first he is 

seen ; 
But really the funniest man on the 

(As I think you'll agree when to watch 
him you've been), 
Is Larry, jolly old Larry I 

E. C. (Ipswich). 


There are girls who fascinate me ; 

Tlicre arc girls who nauseate me ; 

There are tender, curly-locked brun- 
ettes of ev'ry kind of brand. 

There are blondes with looks a-plenty ; 

Ciirls who powder and are scenty ; 

There are pretty little darlings found 
in ev'ry blessed land. 

These are girls I do not care for ; 
Wouldn't stir a breadth of hair for ; 
What I want is diilerent quite — I want 

the girls who fan a fire — 
Feed the flames of glowing p.assion ; 
(Passion seems to bctiio f;usluon) 
Oh, the vampire woman, she's the one 

who rouses love and ire. 

PisisTRATUs (Mayfair). 


[!/7iJS IS your deparlmoH of 1'ictcre- 
GOEK. In it we deal each month with 
ridiculous incidents in current film 
releases. Entries must be made on post- 
cards, and each reader must have his 
or her attempt witnessed by two other 
readers. 2/6 will be awarded to the 
sender of each " Fault " published in 
the PiCTUREGOER. Address : " Faults," 

PiCTUREGOER, 93, Long ACTC, W.C.2.] 

Unclaimed Honours. 

Norma Talmadge in The Wonderful 
Thing marries the eldest son of the 
widowed "Lady Mannerby." Through- 
out the film, though Norma and her 
husband style themselves plain " Mr. 
and Mrs. Mannerby." Surely the title 
should have fallen to the late Lord 
Mannerby s son. — D. M. (Brixton). 

Film Heroes Never Die. 

In Submarine Gold, a chemical ex- 
plosion occurs in a submarine, and 
some very virulent (judging by the 
speed with which it kills the occupants) 
gas fills the air. Ralph Incc escapes 
by donning a gas-mask. Only a 
short time elapses before he returns 
to the submarine, this time without 
a mask, and suffers no harm, although 
there was no possible chance of the 
gas becoming harmless. \\'hoever 
directed these scenes knows very 
little about the nature of poison- 
gas. — H. E. E. A. (Surrey). 

One Cold Heroine. 

According to a sub - title in Three 
Gold Coins — a Tom Mix film — the 
temperature is " A Hundred in the 
Shade," but Margaret Loomis, as the 
girl Tom loves, persistently wears a 
big wrap coat fastened right up to her 
chin. I hope she didn't catch cold ! — 
M. G. (W. Hartlepool). 

Why Change Your Couch ? 

\Vlien " Mr. Conigsby " is carried 
into his house in The Woman of His 
Dream, after having been severely 
injured, he is laid upon a tapestry- 
covel'ed couch. A few seconds later 
the couch becomes a shining leather 
one, although the sufferer, according 
to sub-title, " couldn't be moved." 
Next minute the tapestry is there 
again, and a moment after that he's 
lying on leather once more. — M. S. W'. 
How Could You, Clarence ? 

A close-up in Forbidden Fruit shows 
a canary singing in its cage. An- 
noyed by the sound, the heroine's 
worthless husband (Clarence Burton) 
takes off his shoe and tlirows it at 
the bird, knocking it, cage and all, 
out of the window. \N'hen it is 
picked up and taken from the cage, 
the bird has quite dark plumage. I 
suppose it " dved " of fright.— C. V. 
Lunch i la Movie Mode. 

In 7 (u> Wi<i Wives, a scene is shown 
in which Mona Lisa serves what she 
calls " lunch." But there were can- 
dles on the table ; surely these are 
never used at lunch ? — E. B. 


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CooGANiTE (Winchmore Hill). — 
(i) Jackie Coogan was born in New 
York in 1915, though he looks younger. 
He and Chaplin met in the lobby of an 
hotel, when " C. C." at once engaged 
the youngster for a year. (2) Art-plate 
of Jackie in " Pictures," Dec. 3, 1921 ; 
price 34., from Publishing Dept., Long 
Acre. " Sidelight " in Sept. 10, 1921, 
issue ; same price. (3) I expect you've 
seen it by now. It was a September 
release. (4) Not the same person. Sol 
Lesser controls and operates over 
forty-seven theatres in California, jnd 
is the moving spirit of Sol Lesser 
enterprises. (5) He would receive, on 
those terms, one-half the total profits 
on each film before anything was 
deducted for expenses. The sum would 
not be less than ;{i 10,000, anyway. 

M. G. (Durham). — Anne of Green 
Gables has not been Trade-shown this 
side yet,, so you're in for a long wait. 
Mary Miles has had a long holiday, but 
is at work on The Cowboy and the Lady 
now. (2) P'ay Compton will be on the 
stage again by the time these lines are 
in print. She is to star in Denison 
Cliffs Mary Queen of Scots film. Her 
last was A Bill of Divorcement, in which 
she played " Margaret Fairfield." 

liAUS (Pendleton). — (i) Write all 
stars CO. this journal, enclosing 
Ktamped plain envelope with your 
letter. (2) 1 daresay Mahlon Hamilton 
will oblige yor . He is a Baltimore man, 
and was on the stage originally. His 
screen career includes one serial, The 
Hidden Hand ; also The Danprr Mark, 
In Old Kentucky, Daddy Long Legs, 
Ladies Must Live, The Deadlier Sex, 

Earthhound, The Truant Husband, and 
/ am Guilty. He has light brown hair 
and blue eyes. Married, but not to a 
film star. (3) Jack Mulhall born in New 
York, stage and vaudeville career, was 
with Biograph for four years. Some of 
his films are Sirens of the Sea, Wild 
Youth. The Brass Bullet (Serial), The 
Off-Shore Pirate, The Little Cloxvn, and 
Two Weeks with Pay. Height, 5 ft. 
II in. Brown hair and blue eyes. 
(4) John Bowers came from Indiana. 
Screen career with Griffith, Metro, 
Thanhouser, Famous Players, World, 
and Goldwyn, where he now is. He is 
6 ft. tall, with dark hair and eyes. 
Strictly Confidential, Woman in Room 
13, Godless Men, Roads of Destiny, 
and The Sky Pilot are some of his 
films. Hope I've satisfied your thirst 
for knowledge for a little while. 

A Lover of Pictures (Tulse Hill.) — 
(i) Wallace McCutcheon is on the stage 
again at present. (2) Co. this journal, 
with the usual stamped plain envelope. 

M. R. W. (Dalkey).— Will ask the 
Editor re photos of your favourites. 
(i) June Elvidge was born in 1893. 
(2) Yes ; Mildred Manning's still play- 
ing ; her last was The Westerners 
(Robertson Cole). (3) I believe Fanny 
Ward has retired ; but you'll see Gail 
Kane and Alice Brady on the screen 
again next year. (4) Jean Calhoun 
appeared recently in Man, Woman. 
Marriage ; she hasn't retired. (5) In 
Pride of the Clan: "Margaret McTavish" 
Mary Pickford ; " Robert Earl of 
Dunstable," Warren Cook; "The 
Countess of Dunstable," Kathryn 
Browne Decker; " Pitcairn," Edward 

Roseman ; " The IVuninie,' ]ac\i 
Day; and "Jamie Campbell," Slatt 

Keenly Interested (Leigh).- -(i) 
Melody of Death was released last 
June 5. Here's the cast — " Mrs. Cath- 
cart," Hetta Bartlett ; " George Wal- 
lis," Dick Sutherd ; " Gilbert Stander- 
ton," Phihp Anthony; "Edith Cath- 
cart," Enid Reville Read; "Sir John 
Standerton," J. Agar Lyons. Edgar 
Wallace wrote the book, and the title 
was not changed. (2) Haven't heard of 
an American version of At the Villa 
Rose, but your choice of Eileen Percy 
for " Ceha Harland " is quite a good 
one. We have postcards of the stars. 
Send a postcard to " Pictures " Salon, 
Long Acre, for free list of them. 

E. S. H. (Bradford).— Alliance Film 
Co. is still going strong. Thev've 
recently finished The Bohemian Girl, 
and Harley Knoles is preparing another 
big production. The Door That Had 
No Key was an AlUance film. 

A. T. (Merton). — Haven't heard 
from Marie Walcamp since she finished 
The Dragon's Net. She is married to 
Harland Tucker, not Kenneth Harlan. 
Her serial will be seen this side in 

The Terrible Twhns (London). — 
Tea with Arma Q. Nilsson ! And 
four signed photographs. Why wasn't 
I bom a twin! (i) Sir Johnston 
Forbes Robertson was filmed in Ham- 
let and The Passing of the Third Floor 

Marooned (Leeds). — That's as good 
a place for it as any other I know, (i) 
George Walsh is 5 ft. 11 in. tall, with 
dark hair and dark eyes. He isn't 
married now. Some of his best films 
are Number 17, This is the Life, 
Dynamite Allen, and Serenade. I 
should say he'd be pleased to hear 
from you. (2) You apply at the 
Studios, or to an Agent. Crowd work 
is a ver}' good way to start. 

A Fifth-Former (Spalding). — (i) 
Moyna MacGill has brown hair and 
light - blue eyes. She appeared in 
Garryowen besides the one you name, 
but has returned to the stage again 
now. Write her c.o. us. (2) James 
Knight was born at Canterbury, 
1 89 1, and has been on the screen 
since 191 6. With Harma films all 
the while. He's round about 6 ft. 
tall, light-bro\s'n-haired, and blue- 
eyed. At present he's minus part of 
his eyebrows, which were singed whilst 
rescuing a film heroine from a burn- 
ing liner. 

A. Lee (Surrey). — Not Annabel, I 
trust. Priscilla Dean stands 5 ft. 4 in. 
and has dark eyes and hair. Her 
husband, Wheeler Oakman, stands over 
6 ft., with brown hair and hazel eyes. 
The numbers you want are " Pictures," 
Aprif 3, 1920, Mar. 26, Jan. 29, Feb. 
12, Sept. 24, Sept 10, and Jan. 22, 1921. 
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Serial Lover (Hove). — (i) In Hid- 
den Dangers — "Dr. Brutell," Joe 
Ryan ; " Madeline vStanton, " Jean 
Paige : " Robert Stanton," George 
Stanley; "Hammer," E. J. Denny; 
" Pinchers," Sam Polo ; and " Sheriff 
Macklin," Bert Ensminger. (2) Edward 
Roseman appeared in Fanlomas for 
Fox, besides Bride 13 ; but the latter 
was Greta Hartman's only Serial. 
(3) William E. Lawrence is a film 
player. Yor. saw him in.- Bride 13, I 
expect. He was an artist's model at 
one timf', and entered Screenland via 
the Reliance Majestic Studios with 
D. W. Griffith. His films are Intoler- 
ance, Battle of the Sexes, Old Folks at 
Home, Get Your Man, Habit, Ducks and 
Drakes, and The Snob. The last two 
are 1923 releases. Height, 5 ft. xo\ in. 
Blue eyes, black hair. There is quite 
enough for me, thank you ; but you 
may come again some time, if you like. 

Movie Mad (Liverpool) . — We've met 
before, haven't we ? Elmo Lincoln in 
The Kaiser, The Beast of Berlin. 
(i) Arline Pretty's films are The Old 
Guard, The Dawn of Freedom, Sur- 
prises of an Empty Hotel, The Thirteenth 
Girl, The Secret Kingdom, and The 
Woman in Grey (Serials) ; In Again 
Out Again, Life, Valley of Doubt, and 
Crossed Currents. (2) Harry Houdini, 
Lila Lee, and Rosemary Theby in The 
Grim Game. (3) Cast of Two Little 
Urchins has appeared before in these 
pages. Episodes not to hand. 

E. W. S. (Stamford Brook).— I see 
your point, but too late to do anything 
in the matter now. 

Pink Carnations (Buxton). — Cer- 
tainly, since you ask so nicely, (i) 
Bessie Barriscale born 1891. Louise 
Glaum doesn't tell her age ; she's 
thirty-something, I believe. (2) Peggy 
Paterson in Mr. Justice Raffles. Peggy 
Pearce was " Goldie " in that other film. 
Peggy didn't appear in Love Madness. 

(3) Still acting, but only spasmodically. 

(4) Joan Gordon played " Nomis," 
Sheba's sister, in The Queen of Sheba. 
No details to hand about her so far. 

E. F. (Cheltenham). — (i) Cast of 
The Three Musketeers : " D'Artagnan," 
Douglas Fairbanks ; " Athos," Leon 
Barry ; " Porthos," George Seigman ; 
" Aramis," Eugene Pallette ; " De 
Rochefort," Boyd Irwin ; " Bucking- 
ham," Thomas Holding ; " Boniface," 
Sydney Franklin ; " Planchet," Charles 
Stevens ; " Cardinal," Nigel de Bru- 
lier ; " De Treville." Willis Robards ; 
" Father Joseph," LennPoff ; " Queen," 
Mary Maclaren ; " Constance," Mar- 
guerite de la Motte ; " Milady," Bar- 
bara La Marr ; " Louis XIII.," Adolphe 
Menjou. (2) Cast of Over the Hill : 
" Ma Benton," Mary Carr ; " Dad 
Benton," William Welch ; " Isaac " 
(boy), Sheridan Tansey ; " Isaac " 
(twenty years later), Noel Tearle ; 
" Thomas " (boy), Stephen Carr ; 
" Thomas " (later), John Dwyer ; 
" John," Jerry Devine and Johnny 
Walker ; " Charles," James Sheldon 
and Wallace Ray ; " Rebecca," Rose- 
mary Carr and Phyllis Diller ; " Su- 
san," May Beth Carr and Louella 

Carr ; " Isabella Strong,' Viviennc 
Osborne ; " Agulutia, " Dorothy Allen ; 
" Lucy," Edna Murphy. Do you 
still want to know if I've a good 
memory ? 

Wallvmova (Bayswater). — Con- 
gratulations on your nom-de-plume . 
Brickbats duly noted and bouquets 
distributed. ,(1) Pauline Frederick's 
husband is her cousin, Dr. Rutherford. 
(2) Nazimova was born 1879, though 
you mayn't credit it. 

Nar (Cairo). — (i) Sessue Hayakawa 
is quite well. (2) Japanese. (3) 
5 ft. 7J in. (4) Born 1889 in Tokio and 
educated at a Japanese college and 
the University of Chicago. Acted for 
six years in Japan. (7) American 
opinion is like that of most other 
people — appreciative of good art. 
(8) Sessue has translated some of 
Shakespeare's plays into Japanese, 
and has written the story of The 
Swamp (one of his films). (9) Most 
film stars answer their " fan " mail, 
so I don't see why Sessue should be 
an exception. (10) His address is : 
CO. Picturegoer. Glad you like it. 

A. L. S. (Lincoln). — Pictures and 
Picturegoer are now one ; that is 
why you couldn't get a copy of 
Pictures last month, (i) Eva Novak 
was born in St. Louis on St. Valen- 
tine's Day ; she is 24 ; 5 ft. 7 in. 
in height ; with blue eyes and golden 
hair. She first played as an extra 
in Shoes. Some of her films : The 
Speed Maniac, Desert Love, Silk Hus- 
bands and Calico Wives, Up in Mary's 
Attic, Society Secrets, O'Malle^ of the 
Mounted, and Wolves of the North. 
(2) Write to Mr. Felix Orman, Bush 
House, Strand, for photo of Lady 
Diana Manners. (3) Cast of The 

Glorious Adventure : "Lady Beatrice 
Fair," Lady Diana Manners ; " Hugh 
Argyle," Gerald Lawrence ; "Ste- 
phanie Dangerfield," Alice Crawford ; 
" Walter Roderick," Cecil Humphreys; 
" King Charles II.," William Luff ; 
" Nell Gwynne," Hon. Lois Sturt ; 
" Samuel Pepys," Lennox Pawle ; 
" Barbara Castlemaine," Elizabeth 
Beerbohm ; " Bullfinch," Victor Mc- 
I^glen ; " Rosemary," Flora Le Bretin; 
" Queen Catherine," Rosalie Heath ; 
" Thomas Unwin," Rudolph de Cor- 
dova ; " The Duchess of Moreland," 
Gertrude Sterroll ; " Solomon Eagle," 
Tom Heslewood; " A Strange Woman," 
Haidee Wright ; " Lord Fitzroy," 
Lawford Davidson, " Humpty," Fred 
Wright ; " Olivia," Marjorie Day ; 
" Charles Hart," Geoffrey Clinton ; 
" Malloy," Eric Lankester ; " The 
Little Lady Beatrice," Violet Virginia 
Blackton ; " Hugh Argyle " (as a boy), 
Tom Craig ; " Peter," Alfred Woods ; 
" Phoebe," Georgie Esmond ; " Le- 
clerc," Tom Coventry ; " Antoinette," 
Kate Stafford ; " Valet to the King," 
Jeff Barlow ; " The King's Major- 
Domo," John East. (4) Helen Stone 
was " Baby Ruth Martin " in Salvage. 
(5) Lady Diana is 28 years of age and 
was born at Castle Belvoir. Golden 
hair and blue eyes. 

H. C. F. (Huntingdon).— Vera Gor- 
don in The Greatest Love as " Mrs. 
Lantini." Henry Kolker directed it, 
and Walturdaw distributed it this side. 

M. K. (Streatham). — No objection 
whatever. Fire away, (i) Ethel 
Clayton was born in 1890. (2) Not 
married. (3) I think she might let 
you have a photo. (4) No mention of 
" Doreen " in the cast of Eastward Ho I 
Haven't you made a mistake ? 

Baby Peggy in the film pantomime "Jack and the Beanstalk." The giant is Jack F.nrlr, 
who is y ft. J inches tall and weighs ajy lbs. 


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1( 1) I'. (Oxford).- That printer 
■if^'.iiii ! Vou will find that interview 
ill PicTUREGOER for March lyii. 
(I) The Recoil, released Jan. 22, 1923 ; 
Cttvyneth of the Welsh Hills released 
Oct. 18, 1922. 

Rose (Hants). — (i) Jane Cowl is 
an American actress not unlike our 
Mrs. Pat Campbell in style. Her only 
film is /'//(■ Spreading Dawn. She will 
probably visit England some time 
next year to play in Smilin' Through, 
Norma Talmadge's latest film, so 
you will have an opportunity of seeing 
her on the stage. (2) Clyde Fillmore 
in Sham opposite Ethel Clayton, and 
Pauline Johnston with Stewart Rome 
in The Great Gay Road. (4) Victor 
MacLaglcn in The Call of the Road. 

TALM.^rjGE Fans (Dundee). — A new 
native Irish Company is the Irish 
Photo Plays. Productions are Casey's 
Millions, Wickloiv Gold, and another 
not yet completed. Casey's Millions 
will be released next October. Other 
release dates not fixed. 

H. C. B. (Wood Green) sends a 
bouquet to Norma Talmadge " for 
her superb acting in Smilin' Through." 

Reality (Brewood) asks me the 
old, old cjuestion ! Mary's curls are 
•permanently waved — by Nature. She 
told me so herself, and who are we to 
doubt a lady's word ? 

J. O. M. (Oxford).— (i) Harold 
Lloyd is unmarried. (2) Born 1893. 
()3 Nazimova is Russian. (4) Born 
1879. (5) Commenced film-acting in 
America in 1906. (0) Charlie Chaplin, 
witliout a doubt. 

Von Strnheim' s wife, Valerie Germonprez, 

helps him to make up. Stroheim is now 

with Goldwyn. 

Old Fruit (Mill Hill).— (i) Cecil 
Humphreys commenced film-work in 
1916. (2) Doesn't state his birthday. 
(3) Some of his films are : The Amateur 
Gentleman, The Winding Road, The 
Tavern Knight, The Shadow of Evil, 

and False Evil. (4) Illustrated inter- 
view in PiCTUREGOER, December 192 1. 

D. M. R. (Birmingham). — I wouldn-'t 
dare say what I think — not after that 
letter. Remember I'm not so young 
as I useter be, so spare me such another. 

IvANHOE (Hammersmith). — Some of 
Harrison Ford's films are : A Lady 
in Love, Food for Scandal, Oh, Lady, 
Lady, and The Passion Flower. 

(2) Norma was born in 1897, and Con- 
stance in 1900. (3) Do you think I'm 
going to let you " fatis " into that 
secret ? Not if I know it ! Requests 
for art plates all noted. 

Norman M. M. (Cape Town). — 
(i) Tom Chatterton was the hero in 
The Secret of the Submarine. (2) First 
five episodes of Si, 000, 000 Reward are 
The Diamond Robbery, The Escape, 
The Rescue, The Trap, The Dynamite 
Plot. Others untitled. (3) Constance 

Olive's Admirer (Transvaal). — 
(i) Art plates of all except Olive 
Thomas in Picti'res. Mary Pick- 
ford's, July 10, 1920; Norma Tal- 
madge's, July24, 1920; and Constance's, 
June 12, 1920. These numbers are 
2d. each, plus postage, from Publish- 
ing Dept., 93, Long Acre, W.C.2. 

(3) No " Sidelights " on the above. 

(4) It's out of print. (5) In Humoresque, 
" Gina Ginsbury," the child, was 
Miriam Battista, and "Mannie," Syd 
ney Carlisle. (6) No. i of Picturegoer 
costs IS. 3d., from Publishing Dept. 
I have the patience all right, but 
neither the language nor the appear- 
ance of a saint. 


Betty is good to look at, has a keen 
sense of humour, a ready sympathy, 
and lots of life. 

Agnes Ayrcs seems popular with my 
friends. I have had no end of inquiries 
about her. If you are equally curious, 
know that Agnes is the most beautiful 
woman I saw in Hollywood. She is 
lovely in voluptuous fashion, soft 
curves, and gracious lines. And when 
she is fussed up in a silken neglige 
with swansdown trimmings, said 
ndgligt being peach - colour by pre- 
ference, she is a vision. 

Almost everyone asked me who was 
the handsomest man and the most 
beautiful woman I saw. Wallace Reid 
and .Vgncs Ayres. Second choice, 
.\iitonio Moreno and Mary Miles 
Minter. I saw Antonio but once, but 
I shall never forget the impression he 
made— a romantic figure with the fire 
and suggested subtlety of the Latin 
races. I don't know why Miss Minter 
<loesn't g<'t full credit for licr prettiness. 
She is not beautiful, she is ex<}uisitely 
prrtty; and when you look at her you 
lliink of W.itteau shepherdesses and 
tliosc dainty bis(|uc figures we usefl to 
see in ( iirio cabinets and on inantel- 

What IS Hollywood really like '' I 
livi-d 111 Hollywood for over a vear. 
It IS .1 hc.'tntiful suburban i>')rtioii of 

(Continued from Page g.) 

Los Angeles, at the foot of the Santa 
Monica mountains, running well up 
into the foothills. It has wide streets, 
fine trees, many flowers, and good- 
looking little bungalows, very low, 
very new, and spick-and-span. It is 
one of the cleanest places in the 
country.. The motion-picture part is 
evidenced by the street taking of 
pictures, by the presence of actors and 
actresses in make-up in the restaurants, 
and by the presence of the studios. 
Otherwise, there is nothing different 
from any other community. At night 
the streets are ilead quiet. There are 
two policemen, and I never saw them 
needed. If you want to know the 
motion-picture folks you can frequent 
the restaurants they go to and the 
shops in which they buy until you 
come to recognise them. And unless 
you are in the business, that is all you 
will sec of them. They keep largely to 
themselves, and their affairs, both 
business and social, include few out- 
siders. I know people who have lived 
in Hollywood eight years and who 
ha\'e yet to see in ]ierson Mary, 
Douglas, or Charlie, and recognise 
tliem. Some people seem to think 
Hollywood a place unfit to live in. 
riiev ought to see Hollywood ! 

As for <piestions alxiut Mary and 
Douglas, I < (iiild write .1 whole article 

entitled — " Are Mary and Douglas 
really ? " I'll be brief. 

Are they — Mary and Douglas — 
really in love with each other ? Yes. 
Unless all signs fail, they are very 
much in love, and very- happy in their 

Are they intelligent ? Ver>-. 

Are they spoiled ? Mary, no. 
Douglas, some, but not enough to hurt. 

Is Mary the flower of her family ? 
She is. Mary is as unusual in her 
family as she is in the world at large. 

Are they gifted } They are. I think 
that either Mary or Douglas, with a 
little training, could become popular 
writers. Both are very keen in their 
perceptions as to what people want and 
are interested in. Both arc fiuent and 
express themselves adequately. And 
both have a certain shrewdness as to 
market values of their wares which 
would serve in any enterprise. Douglas 
has many unique and unusual ideas if 
he ever can be induced to sit still long 
enough to tleliver them. 

I haven't begun to answer all the 
questions. But I have replied to the 
most po]-)ular ones. I'll admit I am a 
bit prejudiced in favour of the people 
of the movies. Why not ? They 
make me laugh and weep and live 
hariler and deeper. I owe them 

lANUARY 1923 

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" T SHOULD like to see more film 
*• prologues of the type given 
at the presentation of The Three 
Musketeers. Both prologue and film 
were alike excel- 
Where Pro- lent. I must say 
logues are a word in praise 
Appreciated, of Douglas Fair- 
banks for his splen- 
did portrayal of ' D'Artagnan,' 
and the producer is to be congratu- 
lated on his superb handling of 
the picture. As regards the pro- 
logue, this, in my opinion, greatly 
enhanced one's interest in the film. 
We can do with more prologues of 
this description."— fi. B. {Htdl.) 

" T WISH to heave a brickbat at 
*■ the producer of The Knave of 
Diamonds. Let him answer the 
following questions. Why didn't 
Nap Errol pretend 
Shades of to mistake Lady 
Ethel M. Dell. Carfax for some- 
body else when he 
entered the card-room ? Why was the 
great horse-whipping scene amid the 
snow omitted ? Why did the pro- 
ducer miss a great dramatic scene 
at I.ui as's death by allowing Nap 
to walk downstairs and sit on a 
sofa, instead of following the lines 
of tlu- novil ? Why were Bessie and 
Dot onntted from the film ? "- - 
Disgusted Rydc). 

WHEN will the ' continuous 
programme ' system be abol- 
ished ? This question has been 
discussed in a newspaper article 
recently, and I 
Down with the think it's about 
" Continuous " time too. The 
Sign. ' continuous prO' 

gramme ' was all 
very well in the old days, when 
the kinema was a mere side-show, 
but to my mind it doesn't do 
justice to some of the fine films 
we are getting to-day. At the 
best it is a very haphazard 
method of presenting the pictures — 
not to mention the annoyance 
caused by people continually en- 
tering and leaving the theatre. 
Surely it would be much better 
all roimd to have two shows a 
night with nearly all seats bookable ? 
What do you think ? " — Fan 

I DO not think it necessary for 
anyone to run great risks 
just for the amusement of the 
public ; if it's possible to fake a 
scene, why not do 
In Favour of it ? The stars 
" Faking." liavc ' doubles ' 
to perform their 
risky stunts ; surely a ' double's ' 
life is worth as much as a star's ? 
To his or her family and friends it's 


worth more. Thanks to the movie 
magazines, we know that doubles 
are employed. If doubles, why not 
dummies ? " — P. E. L. {Surrey). 

YOUR violent attack of voting 
has reduced me to pulp and 
got me counting votes in my sleep. 
Never again. Leastways, not for 
a month or two. 
All the The Venus of the 

Winners. Screen, according 
to you. Oh en- 
lightened readers, is Mary Pickford. 
Only one vote behind comes Pauline 
Frederick. After her, Katherine 
McDonald, Norma Talmadge, Pearl 
White and Betty Blythe (tie), Lil- 
lian Gish, Gloria Swanson, and Mary 
Miles Minter. Marion Davies wasn't 
included anj-where. That's that. 


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votes. Next in order come Warren 

Kerrigan, Ivor 

William and Novello, William 

Mary. Famum, Stewart 

Rome, Joseph 
Schildkraut, Nigel Barrie, Rodolph 
Valentino. Some of these epistles 
were, decidedly bizarre, such as the 
ones designating Ivor Novello " the 
Screen's Prince Charming," and 
the many styling Reid " Youth 
Personified." Thus you have crowned 
Movieland's King and Queen, and 
there's nothing left for me to do 
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I^HE prize of a goblet filled to the 
brim with the honest-to-good- 
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" Double cording to vote. 

EvetUs." After Big Bill fol- 
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Lon Chaney, Mil- 
ton Sills, John 
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Charles Chap- 
lin, Guy New- 
a II , Henry 
Edwards, H.B. 
Warner, Vic- 
tor Seastrom, 
Milton Rosmer, 
Wyndham Standing 
and W. S. Hart. 
Behold yoin- handi- 
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paralleling her ' Sntilir}' 
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''The Eternal 

greatest achievement is de- 
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To-day "The Eternal Flame" 
must be hailed as its peer. 

For NORMA it is her Kreatest 
acting pari : the gorgf ous Duchfsse de 
Lan(;rais, moving untouched through 
the rotnanre and srandal of the Old 
French Courts only to find herself 
regarded i^ a toy bv her husband, who 
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Left : The Duchess, made captive 
by the order of Arniand, is 
threatened with branding as the 

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Below : Norma Talrnadge, Con- 
way Tearle, and Kate Lester in 
the dramatic convent scene. 

f\\ It f f r T ' T I II I I 


IT has every Ingredient that goes to 
the making of a truly great picture, 
A wonderful star, an enthralling story, 
gorgeous settings, perfect photo- 
graphy and a supporting cast that reads 
like a " Who's Who " of the screen. 
Note these names : 

Conway Tearle 

Adolphe Jean Menjou 

Wedgwnoil No well 

R-osemary 7 heby 

Kate Lester 

Thomas Rickctts 

Irving Cummings 

Otis Harlan 

Do you i^j any 
cast grtater ? 

Jldapted by Frances 

Marion front Honori 

de Balzac's Jarnous novel 

' La Duchesse de Langeais 

Directed by 

Frank Lloyd 

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FEBRUARY lit, 1923- 
Palladium. Mile liiul, K. 
Coronet. Islington. N. 
Oukf of V'ork's, HrJKhton. 
Perfect Cinema, Cruurh Knd. 
Princess Theiilre.HeincL Hempstead 
Cinema. South \Vo<xlford. 
Riviera Cinema, TeiKiuuouth. 
Palacr. SlnuKh. 
Central. Shrewsbury. 
Kozy Cniema. .Aberdare. 
Scda. Heat<in. 
Kmpire. West Stanley. 
Waverlev. ("iI.iskow. 
F.mpire Theatre. Crook. 
Pavilion, Chintilord. 
Hicturedrome. Stretford. 
Klertraceum, Oldham. 
I'.dare. .^therton. 
Kxielda, Uykwood. 
Park Picture Palace, Sheffield. 
P.ivilion, Hawick. 

FEBRUARY sth. 1923. 

(llobe, Irlam. 

Savoy, He.iton Moor. 

Palace, Walkrien. 

Cinema. Tyldcsley. 

Gr.ind, Vork. 

Cental, KUand. 

Imperial. Hanley. 

Kmpire, New Tredegar. 

Kmpire. Hlyth. 

Op<-ra House, Workington. 

Gaiety, Leith. 

Pavilion. Kirkentillock. 

Picture Hou«, Ball>Tnen.i. 

Klectric Theatre, Muswell' Hill. 

Pictorium, .\mmanford. 

Electric Theatre, Burnham-oii-Sea. 

I 1 ♦» Produced by 

Laay, Leading Playe 

FEBRUARY Sth, I923. 

C.istle Cinema, Homcrton. 

New Klectric, Dorking. 

Variety. Hoxton. 

King's Picture House. Ilkeston. 

Hippodrome, Wisbech. 

Central, Stamford Hill. 

Palladium. Exeter. 

Imperial. Newton Abbot. 

Royal, Winchester. 

Picture House, Hamilton. 

King's, Newcastle-under-Lyne. 

Globe Cinema, ClydachTawe. 

Queen's, Sealon Delavel. 

Picture House, Cleator Moor. 

Elder Picture House, Govan. 

Lame Cinema. Glasgow. 

Empire, Earlstown. 

Queen's, H<)lIinwCKKl. 

FEBRUARY 8th, 1923. 

Princess. Moss Side. 

King's, Waterfoot. 

Electric Theatre, Sowerby Bridge. 

HippcKlroiiie, Todmorden. 

Atlas, Leeds. 

Tower, Broughtoii. 

FEBRUARY I2th, 1923. 

'i'riK'ddero, Rusholme. 
Palatine, Withington. 
Don, Stockport. 
Picture Hall, Weaste. 
Assembly Rooms, Hull. 
Lyceum. Hulme. 
Empire. Blaina. 
Co-op. Cinema, Brandon. 
Comedy, .North Shields. 
Casino, Glasgow. 
Cinema House, Edinburgh. 



Koker H.ill, Sunderland. 

Empire. Long Eaton. 

Grand, Tottenham Court Road. 

Palld<lium, Deptford. 

Hippodrome, Keigate. 

Palace, l^tchworth. 

Tower, Skegness. 

West I^jndon Theatre, Edgware Rd. 

Pavilion, RedhiU. 

Empire Theatre, Stotts. 

FEBRUARY isth, 1923. 

Popular, Stepney. 
Palacedium, Stepney. 
Cinema, Mill Hill. 
Theatre Charming, West Ealing. 
Invicta, Strood. 
Town Hall, Wadebridge. 
Imperial, Commercial Road. 
Cinema, Parkhead, Glasgow. 
Picturedrome, Burton-<m-Trent. 
Workman's Hall, Llanbradach. 
Pavilion, Hettonle-Hole. 
Theatre, Motherwell. 
Playhouse, Galashiels. 
Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Imperial, Belfast. 
Atlas, Bolton. 
Empire, Haslingden. 
Bijou, Reddish. 
Palladium, LTverston. 
Carlton, (ioole. 
Princess, Llandudno. 

FEBRUARY 19th, 1923. 

Co-op. Hall, Clitheroe. 
Cosy Cinema, Nantwich. 
Majestic. Patricroft. 
Palace, South Shields. 

** When Greek Meets Greek, 


FEBRUARY 19th, 1923. 

Grand, Ryhope. 

Cinema, Prestwich. 

Picture House, Renfrew. 

Picture House, Bangor. 

Kinema, Clacton-on-Sea. 

Queen's, Dover. 

Regent, Great Vannouth. 

Picture House. Salisbury (6 days). 

Palace, Stapleford. 

FEBRUARY 22nd, 1923. 

Cambridge, Commercial Street. 

Scala, Stoney Stratford. 

Cadogau, Chelsea. 

Picturedrome. .\Tnold. 

Alhambra, Darlington. 

Palace. Fencehouses. 

Panoptican, Glasgow. 

Cinema, Wishaw. 

Central, Collyhurst. 

Empire, Heywood. 

Palace, Blackpool. 

Boulevard, Hull. 

FEBRUARY 26th, 1923. 

Palace, Middleton. 

Palace, Norwich. 

Empire, Rugby. 

Picture Palace, Fenton. 

Cinema, Fishguard. 

Playhouse, Morpeth. 

Tivoli, New Herrington. 

Hueen's Park. Glasgow, 
e Loxe, Stevenson. 
Crumlin Picture House, Belfast. 
Picturedrome, Chichester. 
Palace, Oxford. 
Picture House, Crowle. 
Picture Palace, .Maidenhead. 
Temperance Hall, Northampton. 
Palace, Beeton, Notts. 

Produced by WALTER WEST. 


.FEBRUARY itt, 1923. 
King's Hall. Lewisham. 
Grand. Canning Town. 
Lvric. Grirasby. 
lying's Hall, Sidcup. 
Com Exchange, Lincoln. 
Palace, Gattshead. 
Junction. Hulme. 
Empire, Oldham. 
Kmpire. Birkenhead. 
Empire, Oswaldtwistle. 
Lyric. Leeds. 
Picture Palace, Sheffield. 
Palace, Donc-ister. 
Ilirchftelds, Perry Bar, Birmingham. 
AxtonCnis^i Pic. Hse., 

FEBRUARY Sth, 1923. 

HipiXKlrome. S.ilford. 

Alhambra, Banioldswick. 

filobe. Barnsley. 

M.iji-stic, Smethwick (6 <kiys). 

K<«>kery Picture Hse., Handsworth. 

Central Hall, Stamford Hill. 

Cinema, (.r.ivesend. 

Hlinkhorns Picture Palace, Banbury. 

(iaiety Cinema. Tottenham Ct. Rd. 

Perfect Cinema. Crouch Knd. 

Cinema, Colue. 

Cinema Theatre, Stockton. 

Cinema de Luxe, Lochgelly. 

FEBRUARY Sth, 1923. 

Gerirgc Street Cinema, Oxford. 

Park Cinema. Shepherds Bush. 

Royal, Wallsend. 

Grand, Padiham. 

Futurist, Rhyl. 

Picture House, Ardwick. 

Albert Hall, Brvhouse. 

Central, KUand.' 

Grandlin, Eversham. 

FEBRUARY 12th, 1923. 

Wellington, Stockport. 
Lyceum, New Ferry. 
Princess, Muss Side. 
Grand, I>-venshulme. 
Picture House. Saltaire. 
Select. Birmingham. 
Gaiety Picture House, Poplar. 
Empire, Staines. 
Palace, Bceston. 
Globe, Nottingham. 
Queen's Rooms, Hexham. 
Seamore, Glasgow. 

FEBRUARY isth, 1923. 

Tivoli, Hove. 

Empire, Wanstead. 

Victoria Picture Theatre, Victoria 

Cinema, Eltham. 
Cinema Royal, Epsom. 
Grand, Burnopfield. 
Glyiui, Chester. 
Star, Bury. 
Rialto, Bolton. 
Palladium, Riepon. 
Ideal Picture House, Birmingham. 

FEBRUARY 19th, 1923. 

Glynn, Wrexham. 

Empress, Burnley. 

Tivoli, Burnley. 

Grand, Staleybridge. 

Thornton Road Picture Palace, 

Adelphi, Sheffield. 
Globe, Hulme. 
Picture House, Balsall. 
Palace, Stratford-on-Avon. 
Cinema, Seven Kings. 
People's Picture Palace, Ipswich. 
Cinema, Newbury. 

Cinema de Luxe, Lewes. 
Cinema de Luxe, Leicester. 
Vaudeville, Bath. 
Globe, Clydach-on-Tawe. 
Workman's Institute, Backworth. 

FEBRUARY a2nd, 1923. 
Victoria Hall, Portsmouth. 
Cinema, South Woodford. 
Palace, .\ldcrshot. 
Lounge, Nottingham. 
New Theatre, Port Talbot. 
.\rcadia, South Moor. 
Victoria, Colne. 
Palladium, Birkenhead. 
Victoria, Driffield. 
Playhouse, Wakefield. 
Picturedrome, Burton-on-Trent. 

FEBRUARY 26th, 1923. 

West London Picture Theatre. 

Edgware Road. 
Coronet, WealiLstone, 
Pillar Picture House, Dublin. 
Queen's, HoUinwood. 
Imperial, Royton. 
Empire, Dalton. 
Star, Clayton, 
Square. \\ alsall. 

** The Lilac Sunbonnet/' 

Produced by SIDNEY MORGAN. 
Leading Player— JOAN MORGAN. 

FEBRUARY i«t, 1923. 
Pirtiiredrome, Widnes. 
Imp.' Picture, Hanley. 
FEBRUARY 5th, 1923. 
HippiKlrome, Todmorden. 
Roy.iliy. Kuhniond. 
FEBRUARY Sth. 1923. 
S.i\'"V. Plvmoiith. 

lluatre Royal, Swansea. 
Rialto, Bolton. 

FEBRUARY 12th, 1923. 

Griffins Picture House, St. Helens. 
Grand, Staleybridge. 
Marlboro', Middlesbrough. 
Savov. Brntol. 

FEBRUARY 15th, 1923. 
Acadcmv, Brighton. 
Palladium, Brighton (iSth). 
Globe, Grimtby. 
Scala, Leeds. 
King's Hall, Stourbridge. 
FEBRUARY S9th, 1923. 
\*ictoria, Colne. 
Cranstones. Cilasgow. 

FEBRUARY 22nd, 1923. 

Electric Theatre, Bridport. 
Scala, Pendleton. 
Globe, Barnsley. 

FEBRUARY 26th, 1923. 

Empire, St. .Annes. 
Palladium, Darwcn. 

*' Son of Kissing Cup/' 

FEBRUARY sth, 1923. 

Ti\'olr, (irini-iby. 

FEBRUARY Sth, 1923. 

Slrantl. ('.runsliv. 

Picture House, Lincoln 

FEBRUARY 12th, 1923. 

Lyric, Grim»by. 
PiUce, Wellingborough. 

Produced by WALTER WEST. 

Leading Players- -VIOLET HOPSON and STEWART ROME. 
1923. FEBRUARY aind, 1923. 

Grand, Douglas. 
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FRONTISPIECE: Ann Forrent - 
FlREl FIREl ... - - 

Selling the Movies Alight. 


First Aid lo Napoleon Bonaparte. 


The Screen sets a Good Example, 


Movie Gossip from the Gay City. 
SOME STARS OF 1923 - - - - 

Xew Favourites and Old, 


What .Movie Players endure for Art's Sake. 


Round the World uiith Victor McLaglen. 


I'lola Dana, Thomas Meighan, Gregory Scott, 
Ivor .\ovello and Nina I'anna, Mercy HcUton. 


A Page of Fashion Pictures. 



The Story of the D. W. Griffith Film. 

FILM STARS AT HOME; Wallace Reid 40-41 
THE STAR OF THE MONTH: Marjorie Daw 42 
HATER - ... 

Violet Hopson Answers some Questions. 


Ptty the poor Film Star. 


.Movie Gossip of the Month. 








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The ftopular Svcdisit star trlio u ill he seen this year iti 
" Pcrpvtuii " ichich uuis filmed in Hni^liuiil and Fraiict 
recently Ann Forrest has heen f>lnYiiiH of>f)osite fMortji 
Arliss in The Man Who Phived God 


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N/i>a^c>xz: 1 rsj & 

VOL. 5. No. 26. 

FEBRUARY. 1923. 

Editorial Offices: Registered for Transmission 
93 Lxjng .icrc, London.- h'j Canadian Magazine poiL 

Our Febru^Kv Movie Ca^letida^r 

RniSH five-reeler 
pniauceu with a 
smile in it, 1997. 
Trade Violas, in- 
iJi(iiiatii>n meeting. 

2, "All -sub- 

title pKdto'play 
appears. 1930. 

Sudden activity in magic - lantern 


3.' Motion pictures discovered all 
over again. I9.t1. 

4. Search for handsomest male 
star begins. 1925. Ben and Erie 
von Stroheim commence long holidav 
in the hills. 

5.- The last 
" George letter 
received. 1933. 
George retires on 
a pension. 

6.- Wells" "In; 
visible Man 
trade -shown by 
Non- bxistent 
Films. Inc., 1923. 
Rapturous reception from absent 

7. -Slush Billington, renowned 
director of 1 he Garden of Eden 
Film, With a Telephone In It, 
comes over from Hollywood to get 
interior of British Museum in his 
latest "David Copperfield, ' 1942. 

8. -William Brown of Wapping 
locks British door, 1942. 

9. — William Brown of Wapping 
gets medal and knighthood. 1942. 

10. "-Censor cuts out close-up of 

The I, AST 
'Gr-;oR(;r-:" Lkttkk. 

pocket, in case anv one should pick 
it. 1923. 

I I. " Originator or "revolver in 
drawer idea commits ghastly 
mistake of think- 
ing strvchnine is 
China 'tea. 1950. 
Buried very deep. 

12. — - Industry 
commits ghastly 
mistake of not 
bur\ing revolver 
in drawer idea 
with him. 

Bkx Trui'iN. 

1 3. Dail}} Puddle sets out to 
discover British Ben Turpin, 1923. 

14. Daily Puddle offices burnt 
to ground. Editor shot. 

I 5. Death-blow to advance book- 
ing. British company releases film 
on completion, 1922, 

16. — America stands aloof from 
new movement, 1999. Still releas- 
ing pictures before completion. 

17. 9.000.000th custard pie battle 
feature released. 1924. 

18. Origina- 
tor of custard pie 
battlfs released, 


19.- MackSen- 
nett makes offer 
for first rights in 
London Police 
Force. 1927, 

of Skye vote for " Foolshead. 
Broncho Billy heads list in Heck- 

21, • Fifty -ninth inventor of 
talking pictures dies, 1971. 

22. Inventor of "revolver in 
drawer ought to have done, 

23, " Darling Mabel" of Ealing, 
wants to know, for ninetieth time, 
just when Rodolph Valentino was 
born, 1923, 

24. Editor " Picturegoer " wants 
to know, for ninetieth time, just 
why " Dalrli ng 

Mabel " of Ealing 
was born. 


20." "Most 

popular Star competition held by 
Daily Pawl. Picturegoers in Isle 

25. Tomb of r- j[^' 

King Pohanca- 
winkle opened in J* 

Thebes, 1924. ^.^ .- . 

Fifteen story- ^wf 
plots discovered, m 


seven thousand v»itviivn 

, , . J-,.. VAI.F.NIINO. 

years old. rilty 

Hollywood directors sail in the 

26. rifteen seven - thousand - year 
old stc)ries discovered in w ardour 
Street, without the trouble of opening 
a t<mib. 1923. 

27. " Photoplay announced that 
shall be " a distinct departure from 
tradition : something entirely novel, 


28. Author of Movie Calendar 
can t think of anvthing fresh, either, 



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Rome was not built in a day, but it was 

burned down in an afternoon when the 

Fox company produced Sero. 

]l an enterprising producer had been on the 
f spot when Neio proceeded to fiddle whilst 
I Rome burned, one can imagine that a 
1 conversation might have transpired some- 
thing like this : 
I " Say, Nero, if you'H hand me the film 

I rights of this slap-up conflagration of yours, 
1^ we'll get a dandy picture that will knock 
spots off that two-reel comedy we fixed up 
in the arena last week, with an all-star cast of 
("liristians and lions." 

Nero winks knowingly and accepts a proffered 
stick of chewing-gum. 

" Hot work, this fire business," he explains, 

thrusting the mouth-moistener between his lips. 

" Now, what's your proposition ? And be 

brief ; I've got to be on location with my 

fiddle in half an hour." 

Discerning Nero's covetous eye, the pro- 
ducer hurriedly transfers his gold watch to 
a safer pocket. 

" All cameras to start turning at 
eight-thirty sliarp," he commences. 
" Action to be speeded up according 

to the rapidity with which the ' set 
burns. Principals to stand by for 
■ close-ups ' according to instructions, 
and they must ' put across ' real life 
stufi. No re-takes possible. Third- 
party insurance against injury guaran- 
teed to everyone " 

Nero holds up a restraining hand. 
" That insurance pohcy covers risk 
to my fiddle ? " 

" Sure," promises the producer ; 
" we'll have to keep it, anyway, for 
the lobby display when we give the 
picture its premiere presentation at the 

" Then let Rome burn ! " 
A fanciful picture this, of distorted 
history, yet it provides a sidelight on 
the laconic attitude of the modern film- 
producer towards the remarkably realis- 
tic conflagrations which he blends into 
screen comedies or grim dramas. 

To the man behind the megaphone, 
the crackling flames, the sheets of fire 
and smoke, and the crumbling buildings 
that are sacrificed in the interests of 
screen realism, are all part of the cold 
hash that constitutes a scenario. 

The crashing to earth of a flame- 
enveloped " film " castle, affects the 
cool, calculating mind of a producer 
little more than the process of determin- 
ing the correct tilt of a screen star's 
chin, or the requisite pucker of her 
lips in a studio love scene. 

Coolness is essential where the direc- 
tion of vast conflagrations for the film 
cameras is concerned. For not only 
are many hundreds of pounds involved, 
but considerable risk to hfe and limb 
is demanded. 

Simple rescues from burning buildings 

no longer serve to thrill picture-theatre 

audiences, who, in these days, clamour 

for realism from which the old 

school of film players would have 


In The Third Alarm, a 
terrifv-ing series of thrills were 
introduced into a scene re- 
volving around a burning 
hotel. Johnny Walker, the 
hero, is seen scurrying up a 
lofty fire escape to a high 
window balcony on the 
seventh floor, where Ella 
Hall is trapped amidst 
smoke and flame. 

Suddenly, the portion of 
the masonry supporting the 
end of the ladder collapses, 
and Johnny, in the nick 
of time, hooks a portable 
ladder on to the balcony 
railings. Hand-over- 
hand he drags himself 
up to the girl, and 
supiKirting her on his 
shoiilders, he com- 
mences a perilous de- 
scent to the ground. 
As he nears the waiting 
firemen below, a heavy 
steel safe topples over 
on the second floor and 
falls in a roaring ava- 
lanche of brick and 
flaming timber, carrying 


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I the girl and her rescuer with it. 
I The mammoth castle, built after 
i many weeks of strenuous and costly 
labour at Monterey, which was sacri- 
ficed to the flames in Foolish Wives, was 
a spectacle to a large extent created 
to throw a grim sidelight on to the 
selfish, cowardly nature of the villain. 
When the fire is at its height, Count 
Sergius is seen to fight his way through 
the distracted ladies on the balcony 
and leap for safety with complete 
disregard for anyone's security but 
his own. That constituted as ex- 
pensive a method of subtle charac- 
terisation as the most prodigal pro- 
ducer can boast. 

In Saturday Night, it is a spec- 
tacular fire scene which is utilised to 
provide the climax to the story of 
i the rich and the poor girl, over 
. whom two men are involved in 
j cross purposes. 

I When the rivals both brave the 
fiames to rescue the poor girl, the 
1 thrill of the conflagration is forgotten, 
i as Leatrice Joy provides the human 
I note that invariably triumphs over 

sheer sensation. 
I She is shown crouching in a cup- 
' board, with her pretty head resting 
I against the faded folds of an old coat 
of her husband, which, in her hour 
of peril, has vibrated an almost for- 
I gotten sentimental memory. 
I In The Fast Mail, Charles Jones 
exploits a novel means of setting a 
building alight. He drives a motor- 
car through the doors of a building, 
which are locked against him, and 
the subsequent explosion of the petrol 
tank results in a fire. 

The camera-men participating in the 
filming of this picture had a thrilling 

time. For a duel amidst the flames ana 
a dying man's confession had to be 
registered on the celluloid before the 
principal characters made their escape 
from the flaring building. 

George B. Seitz recently brought a 
novel contribution to the problem of 
creating original fire thrills. In The 
Skyranger, he depicted a giant air-linet 
falling in flames from the clouds 
An actual machine was destroyed o 
this occasion, the pilot, after climl 
ing it to a height of several thousan' 
feet, igniting it, and jumping fo 
safety by parachute. 

There is one producer who ca 
claim to have contributed to publii 
safety through the unexpected medium 
of his realistic reconstruction of a 
screen fire. In Lessons in Love, a 
country manor is burned to the 
ground through the carelessness of a 
youth who leaves a lighted cigarette 
on the hall stand, from which it falls 
and ignites an umbrella which starts a 
devastating conflagration. 

An enterprising insurance company 
were so impressed by this object-lesson 
in everyday carelessness, that they 
negotiated for the right to use this 
portion of the film in their propaganda 
on behalf of fire insurance. 

All of which is somewhat ironic, 
in view of the fact that the average 
firebrand producer inspires 
his characters to invoke 
disastrous conflagrations 
which, in real life, would 
result in the conspira 
tors being hurried 
behind prison 
walls as danger- 
ous incendiaries. 

Russell Mallinson. 

Below : Trial by Fire, in " God's Crucible. 
Right: The Burning of Rome, in " Nero." 



n Bona- 


doubt the 

^ the above 

I can vouch 

Napoleon uttered 

.e potential words whilst 

ated in his ante-chamber 

css afternoon in December, 

i'urihermore. ... 

" My wireless set gives me a lot of 
trouble," said Josephine. 

Yes, she said it. I heard her myself. 
I, who was destined by Fate to render 
first-aid to Napoleon on the battle- 
fields of Isleworth, I heard her say it. 

" Sit ye down," said Mr. Samuelson 
when 1 arrived at the Isleworth studio 
to witness the filming of certam 
scenes in A Royal Divorce. 

That was a long speech for Mi. 
Samuel.son to make. He is not usually 
so prodigal of his phrases. Unlike the 
other G. B. S., he is no friend of the 
dictionary-maker. A man who had 
lived with G. B. Samiielson for a year 
would find the babble of oysters un- 
bearable. You may remember the 
monosyllabic monk in Rabelais — but 
I forget. This is a family magazine, 
^'ou mayn't. Anyway, our conversa- 
tion went like this : 

" A good set," 1 observed pleasantly, 
pointing to the rich outlines of 
Napoleon's ante-chamber which 
stretched the length of the studio 
floor before us. 

" Umph I " said Mr. Samuelson. 

" Napoleon's ante-chamber, I be- 
lieve ? " 

" Glumph I "said 
Mr. Sanniel.son. 

" It's cold, to- 
day, isn't it ? " , 

" Slumpli 1 " • 
said Mr. Samuel- 

d a glance at his hand, which 
ntains "A Royal Divorce," Ger- 
.ude McCoy, Gerald Ames, Lilian 
Hall Davis, and Gwylim Evans, sug- 
gests that the man who successfully 
played "The Game of Life" will 
get his "Nap " all right. 

" Have the fogs worried you 
much ? " 

" Mumph ! " said Mr. Samuel- 

I suppose your exteriors are 
finished ? " 

" Crumph ! " said Mr. Samuelson. 

I grew desperate. Suddenly the 
greatest ambition of my hfe crystal- 
lised itself in a desire to get a dis- 
syllabic answer from G. B. S. 

" Who," I enunciated clearly, " is 
playing the part of Josephine ? " 

" Yumph ! " said Mr. Samuelson, 
and very dehberately bent his thumb 
in the direction of Gertrude McCoy, 
who was seated on the opposite side 
of the studio. 

I gave it up. 

" You win," I mut- 
tered, ufider my breath. 

Josephine pleads with 

Gwylim Evans as " Xapoleon." 

and went to chat with Miss McCoy. 
Praise be to Allah that the Silent 
Woman is yet unborn ! 

" Yes, Fm Josephine," said Ger- 
trude McCoy, " and uneasy lies the 
head that wears a crown. I^ast week 
1 had to cry for eight hours without 

I was sorry to hear that. Gertrude 
McCoy is one of the cheeriest of 
mortals, but she seems to lead the 
saddest of sad lives on the screen. 
Last time I visited a studio where 
she was working, she cried all the 

" Take last week," said Gertrude 
McCoy. " After working until four in 
the morning, I had to be back at the 
studio, all made up, by ten. For 
twenty-four hours after that I got 
no chance of removing my make-up. 
I worked at the studio, visited the 
photographers, and cooked dinner at 
home all in my robes of Josephine. 
Finally I went to bed at 4.30, and 
caught the eleven o'clock train for 
Nice, for our location work in France." 
Crertrude McCoy wears some gor- 
geous gowns in A Royal Divorce. The 
whole production has been mounted 
on a lavish scale, and a Paris firm sup- 
plied the costumes. For the scenes 
at Fontainebleau nine hundred extras 
were employed. 

I watcheci the filming of a dramatic 
scene between Na|X)leon (Gwylim 
Evans), Talleyrand (Jerrold Robert- 
shaw), and the Marquis de Beaumont 
(Gerald Ames). Also a pathetic scene 
in which Josephine and Napoleon 
played the leading r61es. Gertrude 
McCoy was just starting to cry again 
when I took my departure. 

Whilst 1 was waiting in the hall 
for my car. Napoleon rushed up to 
me in a state of perturbation, saying : 
■ Would you please step this way ? 
I've n\el uith a slight accident. I 


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clipped when crossing over from 
the studio just now. and ran my 
sword into my leg I " 

First aid to Napoleon ! Thus 
does Heaven send manna to the 
starving journalist. I entered 
Napoleon's dressing-room, and the 
wound was exhibited for my critical 

" Half a minute, I'll 
some cotton wool and " 

" Napoleon I Napoleon ! NAPO- 
LEON ! •' 

"I'm wanted on the set," said 
Gwylim Evans, as a stentorian 
voice resounded along the corridor. 


I poked my head round the 
door, and looked at the 
shouting scene-shifter. 

" Napoleon can't come 
for a minute, " said I. 
" He's met with an 
accident. A sword 
wound in the leg." 

"Oh, spiritual 
home of Me phi s- 
topheles ! " said 
the scene-shifter, 
and I returned to 
dress the wound. 

When at last 
Napoleon hobbled 
away to the studio, 
I counted my day 
well spent. It is 
not given to every 
man to render first-aid 
to Napoleon Bonaparte. 
Gleesomely I tripped towards 
the car that awaited me. 

One thing about the Samuelson 
studios — you go there in flivvers, 
and drive away in limousines. I 
did, anyway. The car they sent 
to take me to the studio was Henry 
Ford's original working model — the 
" Black Peril " they call it at the 
studi<i. But they were so pleased 
to get rid of me that they insisted 
upon hiring the poshest car in Isle- 
worth to bear me away. 

Moreover, Lilian Hall Davis, of 
Brown Sugar fame, and two-thirds 
of Mr. Samuelson's best rowan- 
berry tree, accompanied me on 
the homeward ride. 

"I'm taking them home to fill 
some vases," announced Lilian, as 
she deposited in my lap a mountain 
of prickly stalks. " Don't hold them 
toe; tightly, or you'll hurt yourself." 

Lilian Hall Davis is playing the 
part of " Stephanie de Beauharnais " 
in A Royal Divorce. All I know 
about it is that " Napoleon " tells 
her to go to the devil in one scene. 
I heard him. 

From Lilian Hall Davis I gleaned 
an interesting story, proving that 
Fortune sometimes condescends to 
smile upon the humble movie super. 
A member of the cast of A Royal 
Divorce was taken sick during the 
early stages of the production, and 
it became necessary to fill his part 
at a moment's notice. The work of 
one of the supers had attracted 

'Josephine" (Gertrude McCoy) and "Stephanie 
[Lilian Hall Davis). 

Mr. Samuelson's notice, and that 
super was given a chance to show 
what he could do in the vacant role. 
He acquitted^ himself so well that he 

was promoted on 
the spot, and in 
less than an hour 
had risen from the 
rank of super to 
the dignity of a 
small part. I 
suppose in after 
years that super 
will be telling the 
story when inquisi- 
tive interviewers put 
the question : " How 
did you get your 
chance ? " 

' J\Ir. Samuelson is awfully 

nice," remarked Lilian, en passant. 

" But he is so terribly silent. He 

never introduces anyone. I don't 

even know your name." 

I hated to tell her. She might 

have gone through life thinking that 

I was someone of importance. 


" 1 heard Napoleon tell Lilian Hall Davis to go to the devil. 


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(3 Odd 

May Allison in " Extravagance." 

" ^PX o tell me. What J5 it like 
I \ when you're married ? " 
I I Miss Eighteen-Ninety-Nine 
I m would ask Mrs. Newly- 

^^£ Wed, looking, the while, 

^^ with wide-eyed wonder, 
upon the glories of her 
best friend's lately acquired home 
and husband. 

And Mrs. Newly-Wed, out of her 
newly-won wisdom, would reply, sagely, 
" You must wail until you're married 
yourself, and then you'll know." 

That was in Kighteen-Ninety-Nine. 

Miss Nineteen-Twenty-Three does 
not question thus. She doesn't have 
to, for she's almost invariably a film 
fan. And the photoplay-makers, being 
wise in tlicir generation, show 
via films almost every phase 
of married life. What pitfalls 
to avoid. What makes the 
perfect home anil what breaks 
it up. Whether 'twere better 
to keep a spotless sitting- 
room and drive one's life 
partner (jut into the friendly, 
if untidicr, atmosphere, of the 
club ; or the reverse. 

The words, " Wife " and 
" Wives " have been an in- 
tegral part of every other 
tdm title during the past few 
years, and many charming 
stars lia\e quite a reputation 
for their studies in screen 
wifehood. It is curious, 
though, |hat, with but one 

exception, all those reno'wned for 
their excellent work in domestic 
dramas are, or have been, wives in 
real life. Gloria Swanson, Bessie 
Barriscale, Clara Kimball Young — a 
dozen or so names come to one's 
mind immediately in this connection. 
The one notable exception is Lois 
Wilson, who is at the moment still 
unwed, but is said to be on the eve 
of an engagement. Lois specialises in 
the patient, loving, and forgiving 
spouse — witness her work in The Lost 
Romance and Midsummer Madness ; 
whilst her " Maggie," in What Every 
Woman Knows, is a screen classic. 

Dorothy Phxlhps ih " Man — Woman — Marriage. 

In Miss Lulu Bett, too, she shows a 
meek wife who suddenly turns upon 
her astounded relations, and asserts 
her right to " live " instead of " ex- 

The Cinderella wife has her most 
charming exponent in Enid Bennett. 
Stepping Out and Hairpins being 
shining examples of this type of 
femininity. Enid cannot make herself 
look really ugly, since Nature has 
ordained otherwise ; but with tlie aid 
of a carefully careless make-up. awful, 
ill-fitting clothes, and a general air 
of slouchiness, she provides in the 
early reels of these and similar plays 
an adequate reason for Why Men 
Leave Home. In Silk Hosiery, Enid 
plays a wife who reclaims 
her lawful prey (her hus- 
band) from the clutches of 
a wicked vamp, partly by 
means of the articles men- 
tioned in the film's title. 

Everyman's ideal wife is 
ably personified by Ethel 
Clayton, with Bessie Barris- 
cale and Elorence Vidor 
as very close runners-up. 
But I should put my money 
on Ethel first and last. 
Since her Lubin days she 
has portrayed one wife after 
another. She plays the 
sweetheart wife to perfec- 
tion, and it is very sad to 
rcllect that in real life she 
is a widow. 


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Above : Elsie Ferguson in 
" His House in Order." 

Right : Ethel Clayton and 

Francis Carpenter in 
" Young Mrs. Winthrop." 

Bessie Barriscale, a happy 
wife and mother off the 
screen, is, on the silver- 
sheet, the wife whom every 
producer-man delighteth to 
torture. Bessie suffers* and 
suffers and suffers. Her 
screen husbands are the 
biggest set of bounders ex- 
tant. They desert her, black- 
mail her, starve her, beat 
her, and indulge in various 
other gentle pastimes of the 
sort whilst \\er own husband 
and director, Howard Hick- 
man, stands by grinning 
and encouraging them to do 
a little more than their 
worst ! Jocelyn's Wife is 
one of Bessie's best-liked 
efforts : it is, of course, 
adapted from the well-known 
Kathleen Norris novel, and 
most picturegoers have seen 
it. Elsie Ferguson's wifely 
studies are diverse, but 

A very modern, albeit 
womanly and sweet help 
mate is Florence Vidor on 
the screen, and I'll say she 
is more or less the sajne in 
private life. New Wives for 
Old was an early success of 
hers ; Hail the Woman and 
Lying Lips, two recent ones 
that soft, appealing beauty which cap- 
tivates women as well as men ; and 
goodness and sweetness are reflected 
from her mind upon her features. 

Norma Talmadge is so versatile that 
she can play any kind of wife with 
equal ease. In her early days she had 
a decided fondness for portraying 
errant, erring, and " butterfly " wives. 
Her acting in The Sign on the Door, a 
strong drama, was an object-lesson to 

lovers of screen art, if not to every wife ; but the delicate, 
fragrant charm of her " Moonyeen," the shadowy dream- 
wife in Smilin' Through, will always remain a sweet memory 
in the minds of picturegoers. 
The butterfly wives of the screen par excellence are Mae 
^ , , , , r ■ Murray and May 

Norma Talmadge as the dream wife m Allison. I doubt 
bmtlin 1 hrouen. , ., ., 

* very much if they 

come under the 
heading of " good " 
wives, but they are 
undeniably good to 
look at, so we'll let 
it go at that. May 
Allison in Extrava- 
gance is a warning 
to wives ; but she 
repents and be- 
comes a model mate 
in the last reel. 
The Marriage of 
William Ashe gave 
her a charming, if 
slightly wayward, 
wifely character. 
She looks a doll- 
wife, but there's 
plenty of spirit 
about her. A spoilt 
darling is Mae 
Murray when she's 
a film wife, and you 
can't blame her 
husband. Put your- 
self in his place and 
the chances are you'd do 
the same. One of the many 
things I'd like to know is 
this : Why are all Dorothy 
Phillips' screen husbands 
so henpecked ? Her real 
husband is far from it. 
Allen Holubar is decidedly 
the head of his own house. 
But poor James Kirk- 
wood, in Man, Wotnan 
and Marriage, to quote one 
example only ! Man is in- 
variably the merest mi- 
crobe in a Dorothy Phil- 
lips photo-play. 

Ask any boy whom he'd 
like to marry if he had his 
choice out of all the screen 
stars, and he'll up and 
answer you, "Pearl 
White." The peerless, 
fearless one, since she left 
serials for serious drama, 
has provided some very 
good studies of wifehood. 
This month's release. Any 
Wife, is a very fair ex- 
ample. Pearl is always de- 
lightful with kiddies : they 
adore her in the studios ; 
she is such a chum to 
them, and the biggest tomboy ex- 
tant. But, alack and alas ! see what 
playing wives has done for Pearl. 
She's thinking of becoming a nun 1 
What with Rich Men's Wives, Poor 
Men's Wives, Foolish Wives, and the 
few dozens of others the year holds 
in store for us, it is every woman's 
own fault if she doesn't take advan- 
tage of the lessons in life the kinema 
teaches. j. l. 

Below : Bessie 
Barriscale and 

Nigel Barrie 

in " Jocelyn's 



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I'earl White. 

who IS III he received 

into a convent as a pensionnairc. 


N f one can go by the New Year resolutions made by 

W some of France's leading film producers, and if an 

I infinitesimal part of these resolutions are carried 

I out, the I'rench film world in the coming year will 

I need to be carefully watched. Most of these 

I directors of the big French film concerns are 

I planning productions on a huge scale for this 

__^^^^ winter and the following spring, and some very 

marvellous films will, I understand, be the out- 

loniL- of it. 

In all the studios round about Paris great activity 
|)revails, and all is bustle and confusion. But in a few 
weeks from now, as a well-known Parisian melicur en 
schn- remarkerl to me, everyone will be liard at work 
;uid. it is hoped, the results of their labours will bear 
mm h fruit. 

It will be interesting to see what will be given us in 
till- way of new productions. While some companies arc 
devoting all their time to turning out historical films, 
there are many others whose work is confined to comedies 
and drama. In the latter respect there is a noticeable 
teiifleiiry for serials composed of twelve episodes. They 
are extremely popular in I-rancc, and, it may be said, are 
also very profitable to those concerned in the making 
of them. 

Much consternation has been caused in theatre and 
kiueina < irdes all over the world by the report that 
I'e.irl Wliil(>. the famous screen heroine, contemplates 
retinnj,' m a I'ronrh convent. At present she is staying 

l.u Dame de Monsoreau," in which Raoul Proxy 
(>l "Henry III.," and Jean d'Vd that of "Chicot." 

at the Hotel de Crillon, where she has a beautiful suite of 
rooms. She refuses to see all newspaper reporters or grant 
interviews, and is constantly shut up in her apartment. 
Pearl White says that she requires no publicity, that it is 
not a Press stunt, but she is somewhat reticent as to the 
whereabouts of her new abode. With a view to clearing the 
mystery attached to this statement, I went to see the charm- 
ing actress. She told me that the report was quite true — 
to a certain extent — and that the convent was situated in 
the mountains of Northern France. She said, however, that 
she was not becoming a nun, but that she would be received 
at the convent as a penstonnatre, which is a verv different 
thing. She gives as reason for her proposed seclusion, her 
desire to meditate and be left alone with her thoughts for, 
oh ! such a long while. A penny for 'em ! 

A charming Parisian kinema artiste will be seen in a beau- 
tiful new film shortly to be released in London. The scenes 
have been laid in sunny Spain, and it is the story of a Spanish 
girl, Chiquila. The part of "' Chiquita " is played by Elmire 
\'autier, and her wonderful versatility and emotional acting 
have won for her tremendous success. Her portrayal of the 
Spanish type is really remarkable, and it is not surprising 
that on one occasion she vsas mistaken for a native, by a 

[Conliniud on Pafe Of. 
France Dhelia and Paul .Amiot m " la Hrlr Trnoui-t- " 


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New stars for old " is the cry of the silver sheet ; but 
there's life in the old stars yet. 


Above : Flnrti 

Bt'tnici : ]'iclni' 
E. liHght in 

he Breton in " 
' Cavdlicr." 
Mcl.aglen and Jin, 
" A Suitor Trtnnp.' 


^willlheylic ? Will the old-csiablishcd 
la\o>u"ilesconliiuie to hold their ])lai"osiii 
ihc movie tirnuunent ? Or will lhe\' fall 
b\' the \\a\',and a new constellation .nise 

in their stead ? The answer is iiion- 
less in abeyance, as yet ; but Ihe " fan " ])nblu 
the nltiniate arbiter. So its nj) lo ycui, 
Ke.u'iilar Occupants of the t\^o and-fouriicnny 
fonrpeniiy without the two the (jne is jnst 






potent a* the olher) seats. Sit \\ell b.ick and let 

\onr decrees be just ones. 

Hrilis!) talent is well in the spotlight (the tilni 
cipiivalent to liineh,i;ht), and the nineteeii-twent >- 
two school, whii'h includes I'plty Halfonr, Idora 
I.e Iht'ton. X'ictor Mcl.aglen, Hilda P-avlew Sidney 
I'olker, .Maijorie Hiinie, and l)u\i(l Ilawthonic, 
t halli-niie the positions of the half-ilo/eii or so 
acicpted leaders in jjopnlarity contests, ik-lty 
Halfonr — still the one and only m her })articular 
line 111 her fori luoininf^ costimie work strikes out 
in a new direction. 

riiouiih she has been seen in so\cral ' star 
roles diirinf; the })ast year, it is Idora I.e Hreton's 
lo-;^ lilins that show this clever little lady's ania/ing 
versatility Costume comedy was her first medium 
(the lantasv. In. Poiipcc. was not relea.sed 
until .ifter /'//( Clarions Adventure, in 
which idora jilayed ' I-Josemary, the 
Maul ■■) ; then she jilayed ingvinit roles 
in a couple of raiher sordid dramas dealinj,' 
with trallic in drupis. fler current release, 
T h <■ .s' " uf> 
A -. (I A' ( )/ ( H ^' , 
shows her in 
a totalh- dif- 
ferent miise. 
Idora not onlv 

changes her style, but manages to 
chan;;e her appearance entirely. A 
fair wig and a new make-up are only 
partially responsible. She has also 
read\' for \()iir sentence a farce- 
comed\, in which she and (i. K. 
Arthur J'lay luisbaml and wife 
{The Ctiiife of till the Trouble) and 
Green Sea L^ldiitl, in which she 
executes a number of " stunts " 
\ihich would not disKrace a serial 
star, including some swimming and 
diving feats, and, incidentally, reveals 
yet another new screen self. Flora 
is no longer a " coming " star ; though 
still in her teens, this chestnut- 
haired, blue-eyed girl has danced 
her way to the front with an energy 
that has nc\er faltered, and without 
a single false step. 

As Marjorie Htmte and 
David Hawthorne will un- 
doubtedly be a favourite 
pair of co-stars, it is as well 

Helen Ferguson as " Sara 
in " Hungry Hearts." 


Charles Chaplin in his 
>>eie film, " The Pil- 
.i;nni." Chaplin is the 
tinknvu'n quantity of 
\<}>}, fur it IS reported 
that he n'llt create a 
neie type of screen play 
fur the expression of 
his unrivalled art. 


Pict\JKe5 and Pict\JKeODer 


Irotii tiip . nuitt 

l><hc. Ii'r^malil 

Dfiniv. Kathleen 

Kry. Muv MlAcov. 
M(ii\ I'kilbin. 

to deal with them 
jointly, lioth have 
boon starrcil liofore, 
but not tORothor 
until The Scunlisl, 
which is not due 
yol awhile. Mar 
jorie Hume's ( aroor 
so far has consisU 
of a plucky tiulil 
au.unsi sevcr.ii sorts of sheer ill-huk 
Such things a.-, nivstorious tires, con- 
.suniinj,' ones cuiicst and 
screen work, i wo nnsuitahlo parts to 
eviry one thai tilted her personalit\, 
arc not e.\actl\- lielpful to a film star. 
\"ct bc.mtiful .Marjoric Hume has suc- 
ceeded, in spite of everything She is 
versatile, can [)la\ .) thanklessrole like that of 
" l,a<l\ lUron.Oran erotic KthelM. Dellcrea- 
tion like ' \ii)lot ( .impion " ( 1 hr Ktcf^trof the 
h'i'ii}, with oipial ease, and win sympathy in 
both. She and I'lora I.e Breton started in 
the same role, and with the same directf)r. 
Ill, MoNTick Milton, starred Marjorie Hume 
ni the ln>i 1.(1 J'uiiprr tilm he made ; also 
.!.•> ■ Nin.i in //('■ Hou^c in Ordir -d role 
whiih .should have suited her well, but 
]>()th were burnt before they were finally 
nssenibled {"iie second I. a I'oupt'c Wiis 
more lortunate. 

l'.esi<los 'I he Scii', in which Marjorie 
Hume plavs a misunderstood wife, she wi 
seen m Loir mid the Wliiihiiiii/, an .Mliance tilm. Hut 
in the lirst named she is seen entirely at her best, and 
she and P.ivid Hawthorne play e.vccllently well 
totjether. Hawthorne's screen career was seriously 
iiampered by his aciu ities in another lield. When he 
was demobbed, he had to start afresh in secondary 
roles, but soon rose from leading man (in CJinstiiia 
McXal), etc ) to star. His character work is excellent — 
5(M(/'i AuakrniUK an<l liob Rnv prove tiiis ; but he is 
ccpially poo<l in " straight " parts. .A steady worker, 
an extremeb likeable fellow, both on and otf screen, 
iJavul Haul home never over-acts, and is always 
manlv and convincing. 

Hilda Uasley, successful in both stajjc and screen work, puts 
in ai)Out eijiial .piantities of each. She is atiout the l>est British 
emotional actress extant, and her characterisations, thouRli at 
limes .sordid, are always vivid and powerlul. On the stage she 
(reipiently portravs tlie buttertly kind of creature she was in 
Caniirul.' Sh<- has done little comedy work for the films. Hilda 
Hayley can i)lav a repellent role without losing the sympathy 
of her'" fans " :' the only reiK-llent thing about her is her screen 
make-uii, which at times distracts one's attention from her 
excellent actnig. 

Victor Mcl-.iglen, who starred in his very first picture a year 
or two ago ( I'lu- Call of the Road), has travelled far akrng the 
path to finished artistry since then. Costume and character 
work of various descriptions he has essayed, and this year sees 

the release ol .1 Sai/oy t ianif>. in which he gives a < h.iractor-stiidy 
dillerent from any of his previous eliorts. Hugh M. Wright is an 
excellent foil to him , this worllu's ( ocknev cameos are becoming 
classics. As star and directress I'eggv Hyland returns to you this 
year. Her comeflies iself direi ted) are well worth wai» liing , and in 
Shifhnti Sands she is her own delight fid self, though she has none 
too many acting chances. She will also be seen in re-issues of many 
of her \'itagra]>h .successes . some of her best dramatic work went 
into these films. I'eggv is one of ihe brides of i<)22 ; she married 
her director, I'Vcd {"> rami lie. 

A lintishcr, though he stars in .American films, is Keginald Denny. 
Not a newcomer, for he has been sei-ii op]K)site several loading stars; 
he is now a star himself. His l.ra/lifi I'us/icfs is a splendid series of 
boxing two-rcelcrs ; and Ihe KcnlKikv Dethv ami other ' supers ' 
show him in other than fighting roles. 

Among the " indeterminates " of the vear are ("haplin and Nazi- 
mova. (.'haplin nia\ direct Kdna I'urviance and 
leave comedies alone for a vshile : his plans are 
undociiled. \a/imo\a s fate rests upon Salome, 
for the moment ; .\lla herself is on the stage. It 
is with sincere regret that Pauline I'rcderick's 
name must be omitted from the list. Her stories 
have been growing worse and worse; even a gootl 
one like Clenu utiita Wni^ was ruined in trans- 
lation. She has done little screen work for the 
])ast year, and her loi.^ plans include, thus far, 
on!\' a film version of Laiufiil f.arcenv. which is a 
melodrama, and nothing wonderful at that, lint, 
in place of Pauline and .\lla, you have Pola Negri 
a newcomer (on (ireat Britain's screens), w-ho 
combines the appeal of both with a per- 
sonalitv of her own. Pola is Nazimova- 
like in her exotic grace, \et she has, when 
she so wills it, all Pauline l-"rederick's 
dignity and power. She has jilayed 
" Sappho, " and has just finished tU/la 
Donna (Pauline Frederick's " Mrs. Chep- 
stow " was a fine piece of work) ; and her 
" Sumurun, " which you will see later iOtu 
Arahmu Sight), is a role very much on the 
ines of Nazimova's early creations. Pola 
Negri is voung — younger than Marv Pick- 
ford, whose " Tess," by the way, keeps 
her well in her old place ; and 


though the first films released 
here were made half-a-do/en years 
ago, her personality is arresting 
enough to outbalance faults of 
lighting, direction, etc. 

Olircr Tuist is not entirely 
Dickensian, liut it serves to stand 
Jackie ("oogan firmly on his own 
dear little feet as one of the stars 
of the year. There is no hid or 
Peck's Bad Boy here, but a 
sterling little actor, 
making the most of 

^^■B an unsuitable role. 

^^^ In Trouble, due in 

a month or so, and 

Abiire : S'tia Xaldi. 
litfihl : PteKv Hylniid. 


PichuKes and Pict\iKeOoer 


I'iddlf and I, and 'I'obv Tvlrr, jinkic has mure s(<)]ic lor 
coniodv a^ain. He grows in arti.str\-, il inn in licn;(u. wjlli 
evc'r\- pi( lure liahy I'egfjy Mon.t^onicrv , who stars in short 
comedies, lonipanioned by sonic rk'\or animals, is a new 
starlet. She is a little over throe years old. and her j.;ras|) of 
studio tei hni(|ne, her dnncinj'. an<| her eomninnd o( expres- 
sion are remarkable. F-Jaby I'egsjy coninieneed as an " extra,'' 
'l)ut thre<' weeks later she was a star. She has a wonderfnl 
menioTN . and is possessed of that inexplicable " somcthinf^ 
that distinj^nislies Jackie Cooj^an from the other child stars. 

'Ihen there is Miriam Hattista. the raven haired little 
" crijipled child ' in ffiinionsi/iir, u ho contributed an iiiU'or- 
Settable little bit of childish traj^e(i\- in the early reels. She, 
too. has improved steadily : her work in SmiHn' 'r/iroui;h 
stood (Jilt e\ en amon.j^st that fjalaxy of stars : and in I'hc Man 
W'/io Plavi'd God and The Curse of Drink, yon will like her 
better still. Miriam is a dancer and stajje artist also, and is 
now beinji starred in a long film which has had 
Its title altered two or three times already, and 
will jirobably be issued under another different one. 

Alice rerr\- and Barbara l.a .Marr are tu(> clever 
girls who have worked hard for recognition. Alice 
commenced in the film assetnbling room, but she 
finished by marrying her director. Kex Ingram. 
She played with Rodolph \'alentino in I Iw I-'oitr 
Horsemen and Conquering f'owcrs, and stars in 
The Prisoner oj Zenda, in which Barbara i,a Marr 
is" Antoinette de Mauban. " .\lice Terry has a 
quiet charm essentially her own ; she is also one of 
the best screen " weepers " of to-day. But not a 
few of lis would like to see her discard that obvious 
wig of hers. She will be seen solely as star this year. 
Barbara La Marr's glowing beauty has materially 
assisted her stanlom ; she was " Miladi, ' you 
remember, in the Doug. I-'airbanks Three Musket- 
eers, and was starred in Black Orchids fairly recently. 
She began by writing scenarios, afterwards playing 
in her own stories ; and is just now at work on 
Poor Men's Wives. 

\'ery large on the programmes of every kinema 
are the names of (jloria Swanson and Kodolph 
Valentino, ("doria is decorative always, and some 
of her films have good, if 
highly romantic stories. N'alen- 
tino is a temperamental person -- 
his work varies ; and his recent 
rupture with I'amous-Lasky has 
put a temporary stop to his studio 
activities. But he is a good actor, 
and his Latin personality appeals 
to many, and has made him Tom 
Meighan and Wally Keids close 
competitor. In two 

From Uip : Ridiard 

IMx, Mae Busik. Lel'y 

Flynn, Hilda Bayley. 

Miriam Hullii-la. 

John Robertson, when The Spaiiiih 
Jade, in which you will 

plays chosen for 
Rodolph. Paramount 
are starring Charles 
de Roche, a French- 
man "discovered ' by 

Above : Colleen Moore. 

Left : 

Joseph Schildkraut. 

see (Charles next But 

was " Charles de 

Rocheforl ' ihosc da vs. 

.\fter .Mae Bu.sch's 

vi\ai:ious " vampm.g " 

in Foolish Wives, L'ni- 

\crsal starred her in halt a do/en 

films; but it is as "(ilorv" in The 

i hri^luiu that she h;is Iut biggest 

lancc Mac P/USili is not unlike 

Jjettv Comjisou at limes, though 

without Bottvs wistlulncss She 

and Richard l>i\ will be seen here 

this year in the films thcv made in 

i«^i and i<».:-'. Oix likes t" slvlc 

himself Charles t'haplin s one ciinr 

in judgment. lor when Ri< hard 

was playing leads in a Hollywood theatre, 

lie had a long lihat with Charles, \s ho lol(l 

him never to tr\ film work, as, in his 

opinion, he was cpiite unsuited for it. 

I^>iit Richard thought otherwise: so diil 

Cioldwvn, who starred him with I leleii 

Chadwick in many excellent humorous 

and serious features. In The Sm Tii'od, 

D\K shines in jMiwerful, emotional stuff, 

and into his " John Storm " m The 

Christian he declares he has put all that 

is best in him. Maurice (Ix'fly) Myiiii, 

left baseball (he was a champion piaveri 

to become a film star, and bv the look of 

him and the success of him, wi-ll say he 

knew what he was doing all right. 

Maurice is one of i:"ox's best male stars. 

Jose])h Schildkraut. the pictures(iue ' Chevalier " 
in Orphans of the Storm, had made onlv one film pre- 
vious to that- I.e., The Picture of Donan (irav, which 
was shown in Rngland a few years ago. Josejjh is ])ri- 
marily a stage player, and one very much averse from 
jjersonal pul>licity, too. His \ lews on stage, screen, 
and other matters he will freely cx]X)und, in his 
broken Lnglish or perfect I'rench, but close as an 
oyster is he when t|Licstioncd as to his likes and rlislikes, hobbies, 
etc., etc. J^ut he's marrietl now. so [X-rhajK he'll alter. Anyway, 
he rcluriks to the screen some time next April, for at least two 
feature films. 

Helen herguson has done almost everything a girl can do on 
the scretm since she played truant from school to be " in a crowd 
scene. ' and thus got her start. Westerns with William Russell, 
sea-stuft. secondary leads with l-"ainous-Lasky, {xilite comedy, 
comedy without the; adjective, stunt stuff, melodramas she's 
tried them all ; but she states (she's quite right, too) that her best 
role is that of the little emigrant girl in Hungry Hearts. Helen 
also definitely states that she doesn't want to be a star {Hitngyy 
Hearts stars Rosa Rosanova in a " mother " role) ; Inr the 
fates and the " fans " ure not on Helen's side in this. 

Every sort of emotion, from purest delight to deepest grief, is 



Picl-\JK2S and Picf-\jf^eOoeK 

Quxck Walltngford. She is fair, though she 
photographs dark, and is now only nine- 
teen. You will see her in Beyond the Rain- 
bow and At the Stage Door, in fairly pro- 
minent roles ; and her star pictures are 
Youth to Youth (" Country Love " was 
the title of Hulbert Footner's story ori- 
ginally) and East of Suez. 

Kathleen Key, too, belongs to the younger 
set. Although American, she has betn 
featured by an Australian movie company ; 
but this year stars in several films. 
The work of the Film Guild will be seen 
this year. This Guild arose out of a visit 
to the officials of the Theatre Guild by 
students from Yale, Harvard, and Princeton 


Alice Terry 



La Marr. 

second nature to Colleen 

Moore, who shares, with 

Jane Novak the title of 

l)\it hiyhest-salaned in- 

'Jf>pcndcnt star of to-day. 

Colleen has nevfr been 

on the stage ; .'ihc isn't 

twenty yet ; but she has 

starred for some time. 

She has Irish blood, of 

course, though her real 

name is not Colleen 

Moore, and she has also 

one inestimable gift — 

absolute sincerity. Also 

a personality that one remembers 

favourably. Hesides The Wall Flower, 

C<illeen will be seen in all sorts of 

roles this year. 

May McAvoy's " Orizel " showed 
plainly that she is " such stuff as 
stars arc made of " ; but alas for the 
bad judgment (orwa.sitbad casting ?) 
that jiut her into such stories as you 
will sec her act in this year! Two 
of her Realart screen-plays are 
good, and one or two films she 
was starre<l in before she joined 
that company are excellent. There's 
liojie for May ; she's very young, 
lovely, and talented. 

The .same applies to Mary Philbin, I'niversal's 
scventcen-ycar-old star of Slcrry-Go- Hound. Eric 
Von Stroheim has great faith in her. As yet, 
Merrv-Ci) RoiDul is still incomiilete. Marv's other 
film plays arc good, but not wildly, startlingly so. 

\o\\ have probably seen Xita Naldi in Blood 
and Sand, possibly, too, in Jekyll and Hvde (her 
first screen role was the Underworld Woman she 
played in this). Nita is an Italian, and her family 
name is Angelino. She has the aristocratic grace 
of poise and movement that belongs to the women 
of her country, besides great dramatic abilities. 
In many ways, she is like enough to Kcnlolph 
^':l!c:Uln'> to be his sister, but there is no relaiion- 
■siup, sa\c of race, bctwpcn tliem. Xita will bo 
:.l.irrc(l this y>-ir lu-.sicles ph>;'.i\i' in so^-cral Jilir.s 
in ..h.-ir^ftcr and ' vamp " j^art.s. 

Initially a " lollies " girl, lovely Hiwir Dovc 
entered motion ]>ictures in Constance Tahnadge's 
I'idtv of (hi: I'nlUrs and Cosmopolitan's Gct-Rirl,- 


Colleges. It 15 a profit-sharing con- 
cern, whose members do their parts 
for the love of the thing, firstly, 
and no one has any set duties. But 
they are all College students. Glenn 
Hunter and Mary Astor, their stars, 
have already made good. Now 
Hunter has been starring in the 
stage version of " Merton of the 
Movies," so they will have to get a 
new star for 1923 productions. Their 
first offerings are The Cradle Busters 
and Second Fiddle, and both are 
novel and good. 

Guy Bates Post, who looks very 
much like the late Sir Herbert Tree, 
makes his bow this month in John 
Chilcote, M .P He is a famous 
American stage star, and has played 
the dual role of " John Chilcote " and 
" John Loder " many hundreds of times 
on the " speakies." He will also be 
seen in the film version of another 
stage success of his, " Omar the Tent- 
maker," and it is rumoured that he 
will be the " Svengah " of the forth- 
coming Trilby film. 

Sidney Folker, the bright particular 
.star of Quality Films, played for 
several companies durinp the past year 
01 so. H? was in V: of Smith s Alhy 
with Violet Hopson. but the Ceraldint 
series will probably place him \\\^\\ in 
the ranks of Great Britain's ' juvenile 
leads." Sidney combines Art Directing 
with acting, and what he doesn't know 
about " sets " and decoration isn't 
worth much He was with Alliance 
for some time as .\rt Director, and was 
responsible for the Carnival " sets." 
Sidney X. Folker (he doesn't say 
whether his middle name's Xapoleon 
or no) has a likeable, breezy way with 
him that is very appealing : is de- 
cidedly grateful and comforting optic- 
ally ; and is a good actor — one who 
is not afraid to use his face in express 
ing emotion, either comical or other 
wise. Certain nf the British male stars 
art Here endeth the preliminary chart 
of the movie heavens in nineteen 
twenty-thri o. Astronomers of" the 
Silver-Sheet, you may make your own 

Baby Peggy. 






Pict\jK25 and Picf-\jKeOuer 



Suffer! lAg 

•^ut," roars the director. " Smell- 
/ ' ing salts, and be quick about 
I it I She's fainting." 

I The rhythmic whirr of 

■ the film cameras fades, and 

% a dozen hands reach forward 

\ to support the swaying form 
^V of an artiste whose pallor is 
alarming beneath the grease 
paint. She is carried to a neighbour- 
ing couch, and restoratives from the 
studio medicine-chest help to coax the 
crumpled butterfly back to something 
of her former vivaciousness. 

This is a scene which transpires 
beneath the studio arc-lamps more 
often than is imagined. And in most 
cases it is not the mental strain of 
enacting exhausting character parts 
for the cameras that results in swooning 
that has nothing of make-believe. 
Sheer physical discomfort, and often- 
times pain, is the cause of such en- 
forced interludes during the progress 
of picture production. 

For many screen artistes, in the 
interests of film art, adopt various 
subterfuges to accentuate the realism 
of their " make-up " which involve a 
considerable amount of physical suffer- 

When Viola Dana recently flickered 
across the screen as a delightful 
Japanese maid in The Willow Tree, 
she had, in reality, little of the happy 
outlook on life in the land of the 
cherry-blossom that her appearance 

For her shapely forehead had been 
drawn tightly upwards by forcing her 
hair backwards. This painful experi- 
ment had the effect of giving to her 
eyes the correct Oriental slant, and it 
also lifted the muscles of the face, 
which brought to the features the 
inscrutable expression of the East. 

The result of having the skin of the 
forehead pulled out of place for six 
hours a day, apart from the discomfort 
it entailed, created two big bumps on 
either side of Viola's dainty head. 

Lon Chaney, who has not the 
advantage of lengthy tresses to enable 
him to drag liis facial muscles mto a 

Eille Norwood 
in one of hii 

" Sherlock 
Holmes " dis- 

realistic suggestion of Oriental iiu- 
mobihty. has to adopt a still more 
painful ruse when characterising a 
Chinaman on the screen. 

Thick adhesive tape is attached to 
the skin just below each temple, and 
it is drawn tightly back beneath a wig 
until the face and eyes are drawn and 

Chaney has schooled himself, how- 
ever, to face drastic physical pain in 
the course of his extraordinary screen 

When he played the part of Blizzard 
in The Penalty he impersonated a man 
whose legs had been amputated at the 
knees. This meant that his own ex- 
tremities had to be strapped back wdth 
the aid of specially constructed harness 
that stopped the blood from circulat- 
ing. Chaney confesses that he was 
often suffering " untold agonies " 
during his grim portrayal of the 
cripple. The pain was so excruciating 
that the cameras had to be stopped 
every few minutes to enable his re- 
tarded circulation to be massaged back 
into hfe. Assistants stood close to the 
cameras ready to hurry forward and 
loosen Chaney's harness straps directly 
the cameras ceased. 

D. W. Griffith does not hesitate to 
ask those whom he directs before the 
cameras to face physical pain in the 
interests of realism. And such is the 
lovable personality of the master pro- 
ducer that the artistes who bring to 

the screen Ins remarkably human 
characters enthusiastically face hard- 
ship for art's sake. 

Lillian Ciish, in Way Doxvn East, was 
frozen almost into insensibility when 
she lay on an ice floe in the closing 
scene of her struggle for life on the 
precipitous edge of the rapids. Snow, 
aided by the powerful wind-draught of 
an aeroplane propeller, was driven 
with terrific force into her face. It 
froze on her grease-paint and .sealed 
her eyelids as, almost swooning, she 
staggered towards the cameras. At 
the conclusion of the film she was 
forced to rest for three months. 

Eille Norwood can be forgiven for 
his disconsolate expressions on the 
screen in many of his disguises. l"or 
he adopts a number of " make-up " 
devices which are uncomfortable to 
the extent of being painfid. The 
Sherlock Holmes of the screen must 
be thankful for the " silent drama " 
when he inserts into his cheeks pads 
that create the suggestion of plump- 
ness on his features. I'or this form of 
■' studio torture " brings discomfort 
that does not make for vociferousness. 

KUSSELL Mali-insok. 


Pict\jKe5 and Pict\JKeOoer 




\l jnhininc^luiiii Zulu dtnuers 

Farmer, miner, globe-trotter, 
soldier, boxer and movie actor 
there in a nutshell is the 
career of Victor McLaglen, 
who has won so much distim.tion 
on the British silver sheet. 

Victor at Iran '** iMif'. 



Trott i r\\ 

I ^^ TTlin ii;is iiol hoiinl the call 

Y A / "f (i)iviKH lands '. \'rry 

\/ \/ few, I c.vpi'it. 'Id souk; 

▼ ▼ of us the tall lOincs early, 

when, after ri'ulin^; the 

Ihriilin!,' (.ijcs uritlfii l>y cntlinsiastn- 

nlolv-l rollers to distiirl) onr |M'avc 

of mind, e.ich of ns iniaL^incs Ininself lo 

l'«' a < li\e, a i.iviimslone, or .i Scolt 

in fml>r\ii. 'i'o some of ns, also, is 

i \ 

give an exhibition of the Hu/.'.'i' oiie-^'rfy. 

given that pluck and grit to follow 
onr dctermiiialion to see the world--- 
and lo this class belongs \'ictor 
Ml l.aglen, who has now achieved 
something which to the nioilern 
youngster is an ambition, Init to \\ hich 
our \'ictorian grandjiarents were 
never subject, lie has become a 
tihn star but, long before that, he 
had a bad attack of l\ aniltrlusl, so 
tiiat, soon after he hatl left school, 
the call of the Canadian fann lands 
became too strong for him, and with 
little more than his fare in his 
pocket, he went to seek his fortune 
in Ontario. 

Inarming, however, proved too 
tame for him, and, hearing the tliril- 
ling tales which silver - prospectors 
had to tell, Mcl^-iglen joined their 
ranks. Many exciting adventures, 
but no money, however, were the 
only results of his silver-prospecting 

Then, into the little mining camp 
which he had made his headquarters 
there came one day a bo.xer who was 
offering to take on " all comers." 
Knowing nothing of the science of 
boxing, but feeling very- plucky and 
very penniless, Mcl^aglen challenged 
him, and to the surprise of everyone 
in the camp, knocktHl out the pro- 
fessional boxer. 

From that moment, McLaglen 
decided that the King was the 
only place for him, and so he stiirtcd 
to train for further fights. Eventu- 
ally disease, and a devastating fire 
in the camp (from which Mcl^iglen 
had a narrow escape) drove him to 
seek fresh fields to concpicr. 

]<ai)idly his fists gained for him 
more of this world's wealth than he 
had ever imagined could be his. 
I le literally boxed his way from 
Cobalt to Vancouver, where his 
crowning fight took place. Here he 
met Jack john.son in a six-rounds, 
nodecision contest. 

'J'hen, feeling he would like 
a rest from the strenuous life of a 
boxer, he opened a school of physical 
culture at S]iokane. Mcl-iiglen's luck 
was " in," for in less than two years 
he had amassed sufficient money 


Pict\jt^e5 and Pjct>jKeOoer 


Working liis way southwards to his l)irtliplacc (McLaKlen 
was born in South Africa, for iiis fatlicr hold a bisiiopric 
tlicro), the; adventurer then lo()i< a. Jonp; and complete 
rest froin his (4l"l>t'-trolting and here he wiled invay the 
months till rcji i, in visitin.s,' friends, boxing oreasionajly, 
huntiuj;, bathing, and enjo>-ing life. 

Then, with the first niuniiur of war. McLagkn folded his 
tent like the Arab, and silently stole awav by the first 
outgoing steamer bouiul for I-'.ngland. fie joined uj) in 
the loth .Vliddlesex f<egiment. g.iined a connuission, and 
almost before he had time to get accustomed to the Knglish 
climate again, he found himself m route for the East. 

I'inally, he was sent to Haghdad, previously a city of 
romance, but at that lime a city of red tabs and khaki. 
Here he was made Assistant J'rovost Marshal, which 
post he held until he came home on leave to luigland. 

On the cessation of war, Mcl.aglen determined to settle 
down in Kngland, and enter into the sporting life of the 

One pvenitig, as he was sitting in the National Sjiort- 
ing Club, a fellow-member came up to him and said ■ 

to enable him to do what harl long 
beet his ambition- to make a t)i 
round the world. He sold his strhoo 
and made for San I'rancisco, from 
which port he travelled to Honolulu, 
and the imcivilised islantls of the 

Although he had several \uiploasant 
experiences with some of the least 
ci\-ilised occupants of these islands, 
\'ictor's physiiiue stood him in good 
stead, and he came through his 
adventures without accident. 

To Australia he went jirimarily 
on holida\', but, catching the gold- 
prospecting fever, he lingered in 
the land of the Soiitherii Cross 
long enough to lose a lot of money. 
During this time he once came very close 
to losing his life in the desert ; and had 
it not been for the intelligence of his 
horse, McJ.aglen says " my bones would 
have rotted on a desert waste." 

But the gods smiled kindly on this 
young giant, and his next visit was to 
India, where, finding the natives proved 
(after a little training^ to be exccilcnt 
boxers, Mcf-aglen stayed some long time. 
Here he promoted boxing matches be- 
tween the natives, training them in the 
noble art of self-defence, awarding them 
prizes, and generally encouraging them 
in the sfwrt. I5ut once more the Wnucfir- 
lu-il got into his blood, and his next trip 
Avas to (jerman East Africa, where, ac- 
companied only by a coloured guide and 
three coloured servants, Mcl.aglen went 
big-game shooting. His exj)criences with 
the natives in the wilds were as thrilling 
as could he desired, and on one occasion 
McLaglen was lost in tlie forest, and it 
was only l)y sheer good fortune that he 
recovered his tracks and fouiul his guide 
and servants where he had left them, 
but almost frantic with an.xiety as to 
his safety. Of this trip McLaglen has 
many mementoes, not the least interest- 
ing of which is a human skull of a white 
man, presented to hnn by one of the 
bloodthirsty chieis who entertained liim 
during his trip. 

Victoy as A. P.M. at Baghdad. 

" You 've never done any film work, 
have you ? 

" No," replied Mcl.aglen, " and 
I'm not likely to. 1 am not an Adonis, 
you know." 

" Would you like to try ? " in- 
cjuired the gentleman, again. " I 
want a boxer who will let me train 
him to be a fdm actor." 

Still McLaglen would not agree, for, 
as he afterwards explained, " I thought 
Mr. Davidson was pulling my leg." 

I'"inally, however, McLaglen realised, 
that the offer was a serious one, and 
so, following out his -motto to "try 
anything once," a contract was signed 
by which McLiiglen should appear 
as the star of a new film entitlecl The 
Call of (he Road. Despite the fact 
that McLaglen had never acted in his 
life before, the critics and the film 
trade realised that in McLaglen had 
been found a natural actor — and so, 
since that time McLaglen has not 
ceaseil film acting. Gradually he 
climbed the ladder which led to 
screen success, and to-day — only two 
years after his debut — his name is 
known to .millions, not as a boxer, but 
as a British film star. 


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Hoi'ing for the Best. 

i; IS possiblf that " Quarantine," 
tin- siRi cssfnl rnnicdy that had its 
London run last year, \sill be screened. 
ICdiia Best did not seem very sure 
whetlier she would star in it or not. 

\o\\ see, I wasn't aivfullv pleaseil 
with myself when I saw my ' Tilly ' in 
'I illy of Hloomsftuiy," she told me. 

I walked all wrong and Iof)kcd all 
wrong, and 1 don't think anyone will 
want to sec any more of me on the 
screen." I think she's too pessimistic 
by half. Her stage personality is that 
of an English Constance Talmadge, 
and, taking the one reproduced here 
as an example, Kdna Hest certainly 
photographs remarkably well. So 
there's no reason why she should not 
be seen again in celluloid. She is 
usually a most cheery individual, and 
her recreations are tennis, dancing, 
reading, and playing " Peter Pan." 

Little, But Oh, My ! 

" Can you imagine little me rescuing 
big Clivc Brooke ? " said Flora Le 
Breton. " That is what I did in 
Green Sea Island. I was locked in the 
top room of a house, but I climbed 
out of the window, slid down the 
drain-pipe in my bathing-suit, and 
swam the salty seas to get to him. 
After which I chased the villain in a 
motor, and it wasn't the sea's 
fault that we weren't all drowned. I 
don't think I want a watery grave 
very much." Mora has recently been 
playing her first film ghost in The 
Mistletoe liouj^h ; and is now starring 
for I'avourite fdms, with Clive Brooke 
again opposite her. Her latest achieve- 
ment was winning a silver cup nearly 
as big as herself. Flora is now the 
amateur dancing champion of the 

A Hair-Raising Exploit. 

To I>.ivid llawtliorne belongs the 
credit of growing the maximum of 
beard in the minimum of time. 
During the second whilst one scene 
(lashed olf and another flashes on, 
David, in Silent lividence, acquires a 
-jf-i.-^s grown appearance round the 
lower i.iw. Maybe the film cutter 

Marjorie Hume and David Hawthorne 
in " Silent Evidence." 

could easily account for this, but it is 
an achievement, anj-way. Despite his 
absorption in his work, David Haw- 
thorne makes a very attractive figure 
of the scientist in this film. He and 
Marjorie Hume make convincing a 
rather weak story, which, how^ever, 
has one good thrill at the end. 

And the Reverse. 

For the sake of realism I have had 
my hair cut off. But I have some very 
lovely frocks to wear, and I dance - 
really dance, because 1 play a dancer." 
Thus Betty lialfour at one end of the 
telephone to myself at the other. The 
film is Tiptoes, an original storv 
written and directed by C.eorge I'ear- 
son. upon which they are all busy 
down Harlesden way. Betty will have 
to let her locks grow again, for her 
next r61e is to be " Nell (iwvnne " in a 
romantic costume film written around 
that \ivacious lady. " And, of course," 
conclmled lklt\, ' like everyone else 

William l.uff as " The liishop oj Quadra " 
in " The Virgin Queen." 

who is chosen to represent a well- 
known character on the screen, I am 
remarkably like the portraits of the 
original." In the Chnstmas " Picture- 
goer " 1 accused Betty of possessing a 
sense of humour. This proves it. 
After" Nell ("iwynne," Betty will revert 
to type in Sifiiibs, MP., which sounds 
ven,' promising. 

A Movie Monarch Abdicates. 

\\ illiam Lurt, who has })layed kingly 
riMes in each of J. Stuart Blackton's 
first British productions, exchanges 
his crown for a bishop's mitre in J Iw 
l'irf;i)i Queen. A subtle schemer, this 

Bishop de Quadra " is the Sijanish 
Ambassador at the Court of Queen 
Elizabeth, and has a distinctive part 
in the film. Clean-shaven, William 
Euf? is not so remarkably like 
Charles H. as he appeared in I he 
Glorious .Adventure. Though, })erhaps, 
not the ultra-romantic figure conjured 
up by the traditional " Merry .Mon- 
arch " idea, he gave a faithful charac- 
terisation of the actual man himself, 
who was often morose and languorous, 
although he delighted in gaiety in 
those ar und him. William LufT's 
other regal role was that of the King 
of the Gipsies in A Gipsy Cavalnr. in 
which you will see him this month. 

Shy Shylocks. 

.\lthough it was made in the desert 
of Northern .\frica. Broken Sand does 
not contain a Sheik as its hero. l"or 
which we owe Adrian Brunei and his 
company a vote of thanks. " liiless 
you count me a Sheik," said Miles 
Slander, when detailing his cx^x-nences. 
" Mv film behaviour is not unworthy 
of tlie traditions of these gentry. The 
natives are not fonil of being photo- 
graphed, though they make excellent 
actors, as you will see later, when the 
film is released. They are somewhat 
grasping, and demaiul payment tirst ; 
after that they are fairly easy to direct. 

Where the Camera is Welcomed. 

" On the other hand, Spaniards 
(much of Broken Sand was filmed in 
Cfranada) are only too delighted to ho 

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allowed to act as " supers," requiring 
neither fee nor invitation. The camera 
was guarded in Granada by two police- 
men (Spanish, of course) with drawn 
swords, who kept off those who wanted 
impromptu " close-ups." Annette 
Benson plays heroine in Broken Sand, a 
different part altogether from her clever 
Cocknej' studies in the Squibs films. 
The scenery- in and around Granada (the 
ancient capital) is some of the loveliest 
in the world. 

La Belle Stuart. 

In The Letters, a scene from 
which appears hereon, Madge Stuart 
shines as the wife of a certain Mon- 
sieur Vandier. Her work has shown a 
very marked increase in range and 
sincerity since she joined Quality 
Films. Charming, Madge always was, 
but certainly she has never been seen 
to such great advantage as in the 
above-named film and in His Wife's 
Husband, another from the same 
studios, in which she plays a typist. 
She had her wish, and worked over 
the Christmas holidays in Berlin in 
What the Butler Saw and The Unin- 
vited Guest, with Stewart Rome, 
Cameron Carr, Olaf Hulton, Leal 
Douglas, and Cecil Morton York. 

In Hepworth Studios. 

The first British film without 
a sub-title, Lily of the Alley, is 
now finished, The 
World of Wonderful Reality, 
and Henry Edwards is work- 
ing out the scenario of a new 
production, in which he and 
Chrissie White will appear. Alma 
Taylor is busy upon the re-filming 
oiComin' Through 
the If ye, one of the 
sweetest British 
films ever made. 
The new version 
will be longer than 
the old ; but Alma 
will repeat her im- 
personation of the 

Flora Le Breton in ' Green Sea Island.' 

Miles Mander and Annette Benson if 

" Broken Sand." 

Dance Your Troubles Away. 

Don't miss the Kinema Carnival and Dance this year. If 
you attended the first one, this warning is needless ; but in 
case you did not, let me repeat " Don't Miss It." Every 
section of British Filmland has a surprise which will be 
sprung upon you on Feb. 5, at the Hotel Cecil. There is 
to be a ballet, and a very novel one at that, arranged by a 
very well-known dancer. Also a " Five-Minute Entertain- 
ment " (whatever that may be !), by a little-known section 
of the film industry (whoever that may be !). They guarantee 
that nothing like it has ever been seen before. 

Other Attractions. 

Many favourites of yours have charge of the Novelty 
Stall, for which souvenirs from all over the world have 
been secured. There is also a Bran Tub, containing a little 
of everything, from chocolates to cars, and from jewellery 
to jazz-band instruments. The tickets 25s., which 
includes an excellent supper, and you can get them from 
The Kinema Club, 9, Great Newport Street, London, or 
from Miss Billie Bristow (who is organising this festival), 
at J 75, Wardour Street. Fancy dress is optional, but many- 
valuable prizes are to be awarded to the wearers of the best 
and most original costumes. 

Some Interesting " Futures." 

Eille Norwood has now com- 
pleted The Sign of Four, and is 
in the thick of another series of 
Sherlock Holmes two-reelers. An- 
other interesting series will be the 
adaptation of Sax Rohmer's well- 
known /'"u Manchu stories, which 
have dehghted magazine-readers 
the workl over. " Fu Manchu " is 
an entertaining villain ; he is at 
present the only member of the 
cast not yet fully decided upon. 
And Chu Chin Chow will positively 
be filmed this j'ear, by Graham 
Cutts, in all-colour photography. 
Artistic Films, who made Sam's 
Boy and the other W. W. Jacobs 
adaptations, are just putting finish- 
ing touches to The Monkey's Paw, 
by the same author. The fire 
scenes in this were staged one 
night last month at Bushey. 

The Three Wishes. 

It was a most interesting even- 
ing and one which gave me 
enough thrills to last a year. 
No doubt you know the 
story of the weird ' Mon- 
key's Paw," and how it 
grants the three wishes 
of an old couple (Marie 
Ault plays the wife). 
Artistic put up a won- 
derful cottage-front in 
a quiet Bushey lane, 
and there, amid drench- 
ing rain (it was really in 
geniously arranged hose- 
pipes, but the effect was 
•'' excellent) the old lady 
wished for the return of her 
son. He had been killed by 
accident. A fleeting glimpse 
%SS:y^ of a terrible figure stagger- 
ing along in the rain and wind. 
The door rattles, the old lady 
starts up in an agony. Then 
the old man seizes the mysteri- 
ous relic, harshly cries out that 
he wishes his son to rest in peace, 
and the thing ends upon an- 
other swift vision of a grave dis- 
turbed. And more rain and wind. Eerie, very : 
but powerful and artistic. 

Hugh Millet ana Madge Stuart in " The Letters." 


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' shortly. 


PictKjKes di\d Pict\JKe^Deir 



Uixyhc you don't like him. Then you've chosen a lonely 

path, /or Tom is the screen's best bet in the popularitv 

stakes. His latest film is " The Man Who Saw 



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Has hccH more tlnni otuc dcciiscil of look-iuf< like Walltrcc 
Ix'tiil In the tiiotnniiii f<it ■ iif> he u\irrs in "A Race 

for <i liriih- " hf r/o<'.s nothinn to (/«.<i/>i7 this illusion. 


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As they np/^ciii' in The Man Without Desire." Ivor 

Nove/lo is now in America, where he will work in 

D. \V. Griffith's Maniaroncck studio opposite Mae Marsh in 

"The White liose." 

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mp:rc\ hatton, 

TItt' fi()f>iiliir Hritisli 'tliu s/<ir. (hinonstritlcs the picturesque 

ihiinii of till- fiislnouiihti.- fnislcy shiiifl u'ra/) for cvi-iiiii); 

uvi/r. Slu- litis ititroiliiciil ii ticw fiisliion to the screen, 

in the form of ii •iiiiiile-pcinluiit enr-riiig. 


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The screen fashion plate as depicted 
by Marshall Neilan in his pro- 
duction, The Stranger's Uavquet. 
From the pictures it would appear 
that "The Stranger," whoever he 
was, had a distinct eye for beauty. 

Mildred Kelly diiplays a dress of peach-bloom 

velvet, with puffings o( cream silk net caught on 

steel blue ribbon. 

Grace Leonard's dress has a bodice of silver metal 

cloth, with skirt of black and blue metal cloth, 

brocaded in silver and gold. 

jean Haskell v/ears a sleeveless altmioon model of 
black canton crepe, with a girdle of hunter's green 

A distinctive model worn by Jacqueline 
Godson, The Turkish trousers are of 
silver cloth, lined with old rose georgette, 
worn with an Oriental beaded overdress. 
A silver cloth swathed bandeau and 
emerald - diamond - and - ruby ear-rings 
complete a striking effect. 

Rhea le Fort's evening gown is of draped silver 

cloth, with grey pearl chain shoulder-straps, and 

a panne velvet train of lipstick red. 


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Ft-BRUARY 1923 

Pict u reipe r P^rod les 

I remember, I remember. 
The neolithic age 
When no one said a kindl\- 
About the shadow stage ; 
When films were curiosities 
Folks clapped their hands to see, 
And everybody said ; " The film 
" Is in its infancy." 

I remember, I remember, 
The old-time movie show — 
A brother of the penny gaff 
That " wasn't nice to know." 
The mem'ry of those one-reel fihn> 
Is vivid still to me ; 
The films that people used to say 
Were " in their infancy." 

I remember, I remember, 
The stars of bygone screens. 
The flappers of the silver sheet, 
Who cantered through their scenes. 
All that was many years ago. 
But sad it is to see, 
The " Peter Pans " of last decade 
Still "in their infancy ! " 

I remember, I remember, 

I thought that films would chmb. 

The summit of Parnassus slopes 

To join the arts sublime. 

'Twas only childish ignorance. 

But now 'tis little glee, 

To hear folks say : " To-day the 

" Is in its infancy ! " 

Some Early Vitagraph production. Left column : 
Ernest Trutx and Dorothy Kelly in " Artie the 
Millionaire Kid " ; Sidney Rankin Drew and 
Mrs. Sidnev Dreu.- m " Thou Art the Man " ,• 
Carlyle Blackuell (uith handkerchief) in " L'nclr 
Tom's Cabin " , Lillian Walker in " The Kid " ; 
Marc MacDermott, Leah Baird, and E. Roeen 
Lytlun in " The Cahph of Sew Bagdad." Below : 
Corinne Griffith, H'llliam Johnson, and Robert 
Thornby \n "The Last Man." Right column; 
Charles Kent, Joseph Ktlgour, and .\aomi Childen 
m " The Ruse" : Charles Riehman and Catherine 
Cahert \n " Surprises of an Empty Hotel " ; Flora 
Finch in " Hughey at the Circus " ; Lucille Lee 
Stewart and Caribou Bill Cooper in " The De- 
stroyers " ,■ S'ortiia Tatmadge and Maurice Costelk 
in " The Crown Prince's Double." 


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QrpKdviAs of the Storm 

dt a little before four of an 
autumn afternoon in the early 
years of the nineteenth cen- 
tury, the Paris coach from 
Normandy, approaching the 
capital, came abreast of the 
chateau of the Marquis de 
Presle, and, meeting thewonder- 
ful equipage of the Marquis as it dashed 
out of the copper gates, was responsible 
for the momentary stoppage of all 
traffic at that point. There was no 
more damage than a broken strap, but 
the coach was full across the avenue 
to the chateau, the carriage of the 
Marquis could neither come out nor 
return, and the passengers had to 
descend and stand by the roadside 
until the coach could be fitted to 
proceed. At first the Marquis swore 
heavily at the interruption ; but a 
glance at two of the coach's stranded 
passengers lightened his mood. 

" Ha ! " he muttered. " A change 
I was needing, and just at the moment 
Providence sends the change to me." 
Two girls were on their way to Paris 
from their home village in distant 
Normandy — Henriette Girard and her 
sister Louise, who was blind. Visitors 
from Paris in the summer-time, struck 
by the wonderful beauty of the two, 
and touched by the affliction of the 
younger, had advised the journey, 
telhng of a wonderful oculist in the 
capital and of the miraculous opera- 
tions he could perform. The girls had 

listened, dared to hope ; money had 
been saved, and now they were on 
their way to gladness. A relative was 
to meet them on arrival, and in a 
week. . . . 

But the Marquis de Presle had seen 
in their arrival at the gates of his 
ch&let the direct act of Providence, 
casting a free gift at his feet. He dis- 
regarded the blind one, leaving her to 


Henriette Girard - Lillian Gish 

Louise - - - Dorothy Gish 

Chevalier de Vaudrey 

Joseph Schildkraut 

Marquis de Presle Morgan Wallace 

Mother Frochard Lucile La Verne 

Jacques Frochard Sheldon Lewis 

Pierre Frochard - Frank Puglia 

Danton - - - Monte Blue 

Xarratfd, hy permission, from tht D. W. Griffith 
production, reUasedby Film Booking Offices Ltd. 

some other fate. He accepted the 
" whole " one, and stepped now for- 
ward to salute her with a kiss. 

But the best-laid plans of mice and 
men . . . 

A smack on the cheek (for how shall 
an unsophisticated maiden from un- 
sophisticated Normandy recognise 
nobility when it is no longer noble ?), 
and the Marquis had fallen back to 

think of other plans. A man he would 
have stricken on the spot, ending a 
life ; even some women might have 
been thrown to the gendarmes ; but 
this fresh beauty, so new, so different — 
there must be other measures here. 
He bowed and went away. 

" Ralph," he commanded a man- 
servant standing near, " hurry ahead 
of the coach and come to Paris first. 
Wait there for it, getting aid. When 
it arrives . . . the beauty there with 
her bhnd sister ... I want her. Let 
the blind sister go where she will. 
The other I want. You understand ? 

Ralph went without a word. He 
was not paid to talk. 

In a little while all was well with 
the coach, and the passengers got 
inside once more to resume the 
journey. Henriette and Louise sat 
side by side, and when they had dis- 
cussed Henriette's adventure to its 
barest, Louise said — 

" I should be so helpless without 
you, sister. You must take great 

" Indeed I will," said Henriette. 

" Do you think my operation will 
take very long ? " 

" How can we say ? And why 
should we care, if only it be success- 
ful ? I am with you." 

" If we should part I " 

" What should part us, dear sister ? ". 

" You might love and marry." 


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I Ifiiriclle drew tlie blind {^irl to Ihm 
side and tenderly kissed her. 

" Sweetness," she said, " 1 shall 
never marry until you see the man I 

" Wonderful, wonderful sister ! " 
sifjhcd Louise. And the assurance was 
surfu;ient for her all the rest of the 
journey. She sat silent as the coach 
rattled down over the rough cobbles of 
Paris and through the narrow streets 
and under the shadows of the mighty 
buildings. Her sister's eyes were her 
eyes. Her sister told of every wonder 
on the way. She listened, and thereby 

When they came to the destination 
the sisters alighted and looked round for 
the relative who was to meet them, but 
there was no sign of him nor, intleed, 
of anyone who might seem to have 
interest in them. They waited ; the 
coach's passengers all went their ways, 
and the coach itself was taken ofT to its 
night's shelter. Night began to fall, 
yet still they stayed, thinking the 
relative might be detained by business, 
or ill -certain that soon some word 
would come to them. Over the square, 
a cripple sat with his sorry machine for 
gnnling the knives and scissors of the 
poor. There was no trade. There was 
no hope. Pierre his name was. Nolx)dy 
cared about that, though. 

When the dull flicker of the shaking 
lamps had conquered the early night 
a man stepped suddenly from the 
shadow of an arch and gave a mock 
bow as he stood before the girls. 

" Oh I " cried Henriette, in sudden 
glee at the arrival. " You are 
from — " 

But the man stood erect and she 
saw the smile on his lips, sensing 
rather than knowing the evil there. 
She broke off and stepped back. But 
even as she did so the stranger raised 
his hand and sent a summons into the 
sh.ailows of the arch. Suddenly the 
shadows spilled their deeper shadows ; 
rough hands tore the two girls apart, 
and almost before Henriette was 
aware that danger threatened, the 
blow had fallen anrl the fumes of a 
drug were stilling her mind. 

Ixiuise ! My sister ! " she had time 
to cry, and that was all. Then she was 
raised, senseless, to vulgar and ragged 
shoulders, and embraced by the 
shadows of the arch so that all looking 
(or her might have been as sightless 
as the terrified anrl helpless sister who 
stood now.- alone, calling on Ood to aid 
where all men failed. 

Henriette ! My love ! My sister ! 
Come back to me ! " 

.Mas, Henriette was far from hear- 
ing I But all men had not failed. 
Painfully hobbling, came Pierre from 
his broken and futile machine 
the way — as broken and as futile j\s it 
himself. He crept to the girl's side 
a Mel look her hand. this, too, 
one of the unseen devils ? But I-ouise 
had other sight than that of mortal 
eyes, and •-he knew that here a friend 
was come ip her. 

My .<;ister ' " the sobbed. ' 1 

■ You are useless to mc, now, my singiiii; 
bird," said Mother Frochard. 

cannot see. We are orphans and have 
no friends." 

" I know," said Pierre sadly. " I 
am lame and could come to your aid 
no sooner, or things might well have 
been different. But if you will let 
me " 

Again the foul shadows spilled evil, 
and now stood before them a woman, 
heavy and unpleasant, and a man 
young but stamped with the shadows' 
brand already. Mme. Frochard, 

Pierre's mother, and Jaques, his 
brother. The cripple's mcners-— 

strangest blood-relationsliip in all the 
blackness of the back-ways of Paris. 

" Oh, ho I " cried Madame. " And 
what has our poor Bandylegs found 
this time ? 

Jacques laughed coarsely and spun 
the girl round, the better to look at her. 

" Blind I " he cried. 

" Ah ! " exclaimed Madame. " Don't 
say, too, that you can sing, ma belle ? 

' Why, yes ! " said Louise eagerly. 

" Crod is good ! " laughed the hag. 
■' This is mightier than I could liave 
hoped for. ("oine home with me and 
my son. \o\\ shall sing for your living, 
and live with us. 1 am a poor woman, 
but honest." She leered at the son 
who was after her own heart, kicking 
the cripple out of her way. 

" M.iy the good God reward you," 
said Louise simply. " I put myself in 
your hands. ' 

Oh, well, "said Madame, with awink. 

'■ \'o\\ might tind Worse hands too." 
She led the way to home — at least, 
she called it home. 

When Henriette came to she foun i 
herself in the midst of a garden 
fete of such bewildering wonder that 
at first she thought herself still in 
some glittering illusion of her swoon. 

Do I dream ? Am I mad ? " she 
whispered. And then, memory return- 
ing— " Louise ! " she cried, springing 
to her feet. 

The Marquis was before her, smiling 
calmly, waiting, seeing as if he had 
paid at a show, and the anguish of the 
girl was the show. He uttered no 
word, but his very look told all and 
more than she wished to know. In 
despair she flung round at the laughing 
guests of the evil old nobleman and 
spread her hands in appeal. 

My sister is blind and helpless and 
a stranger in Paris I " she sobbed. 

XN'ithout me she must die or come 
to some worse fate. Is there no man 
of honour here who will help- me ? " 
There is. Mademoiselle," said one, 
stepping forward suddenly and offering 
his arm. " 1 will take you to vour 

The Chevalier de Vaudrey was 
young and handsome, and influential 
too, being the nephew of the Prefect 
of Police. Though this did not cause 
the Marquis to hesitate an instant. 
Prefect of Police ? Why, cannot a 
Marquis make a dozen in a day ? 

" Not so f.i.'^i. Chevalier," said the 
old nobleman, as de Vaudrey and the 
girl turned to go. " This is my house 
. d the girl is my girl. Do you seek 
to insult me ? 

" Indeed, I care not that you are 
insulted," the Chevalier replied. " But 
this girl is not as the others you entice 
here — who need but little persuasion, 
I must say — and if she desires to go, 
well, then, she shall go, and there is 
an end of the matter. " 

" Stop ! " cried the Marquis. 

" Stand aside. Sir ! " cried the young 
man, his temper now at white heat. 

Astounded at the stand, the Marquis 
suddenly drew his sword and sprang 
fonvard. " Do you think me a 
lackey ? " he thundered. " Shall you 
order me to one side in my ow n house ? 
Have at you ! 

Little cries, and the clearing of a 
space. Then, pale with fear and 
trembling at the thought that the best 
man might not win, Henriette stood 
by and watched. Watched the wildest 
fight that even that wild spot had 
witnessed — wild and swift, too. A 
swiftness as bewildering as its result. 
Even to Henriette s eyes, who so 
desired it, the suddenness of the end 
was hornble. The Marquis lay dead, 
mourned by the hangers-on who had 
helped spend his robbings, and the 
Chevalier was tpkin^ Hennelle by the 
arm and lending Iier to s,ifety. 

" My uncle is Prefect of Police, and 
he will slielfer you m his home and 
help us find your sister." said he 


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In three niontlis a pure ami ardent 
j)assi()n had sprung up between 
dc Vaudrey and Henriette ; but 
tin idly enough did the girl give 
evidince of this. Not until she had 
found Louise would she permit her 
lover to declare himself, and Louise 
seemed far away and lost as ever. 

The much-looked-for help of the 
Prefect of Police had not been forth- 
coming, for the Prefect had seen well 
enough which way the wind blew 
with the young people, and for the 
Chevalier, his nephew, he had other 
and vastly different plans. There 
was a family of great wealth, much 
but plainly daughtered, in Paris, 
who would pay unthinkable sums 
for a handsome and titled husband 
for their eldest. Vastly different 
plans had the Prefect ! 

" Go al)out your business, boy ! " 
he snapped when the young man 
approached him in the matter. " A 
provincial nobody for your wife ? 
Have sense ! " 

" Nevertheless, I shall marry her ! " 
asserted de Vaudrey. 

" Well, well, v,e shall see ! " 

De Vaudrey repaired to the lodgings 
in which he had established Henriette, 
and gloomily told of the Prefect's 
attitude. The two lovers sat by the 
window, looking do\\Ti on the dusk- 
filling streets, and wondering what 
the future held. Murmurs came from 
afar, as murmurs came so often, these 
days. There were hints of a rising, 
and violent overthrow. Danton and 
Robespierre were thought to be the 
masters of to-morrow. Paris was a 
powder-keg, and it needed but a 
match to set the city alight. Whose 
the match ? And where ? And when 
the striking ? 

" My uncle, perhaps, is 
not so safe and powerful 
as he thinks," said de 
Vaudrey, with a shake 
of the head. 

It was at that 
moment that the 
voice of some ragged 
street smger came 
trilling up from 
below. At once 
Henriette sprang 
to her feet and 
rushed out to the 
balcony, crying to 
the darkness be- 
low : " Louise ! 
Louise ! " And 
from the dark- 
ness came the 
reply : 

" Henriette ! 
Come ! Save 
me I Save me!" 

With a low 
cry Henriette 
dashed to the 
stairway, de Vau- 
drey close behind. 
But before they 
were half-way down 
the way ahead was 
blocked, and the 

bewildered girl was aware of unilorms 
and hard, official voices, and knew 
that she and ile Vaudrey were being 
torn apart — that for some wild, cruel 
reason, with the crown of weary 
weeks just within her grasp, she was 
being dragged from lover, sister, 
hope— all. 

" Let me go ! " she cried, struggling 
to free her-self from the nearest 

" Hy whose orders is this ? " de 
Vaiulrey demanded, 

" f^y the orders of the Prefect of 
Police"! " 

The squad formed in line, and with 
de V'audrey standing looldng on, 
powerless to aid, the grief-stricken 
girl was marched away to prison. 

" I see ! I see ! " cried de Vaudrey. 
" So that we shall not marr.y ! " 

And as he stood there cursing fate 
and his uncle, a small man, cloaked 
and with a hat drawn low across his 
eyes, crept forward and lookecf into 
his face. 

" 1 remember that girl," he whis- 
pered. " I met her one day searching 
for her sister, and heard her sad tale. 
Perhaps it is lucky for her that 1 am 
willing to be her friend.' 

are vou 

demanded de 

■■ Who 

" My name is Danton," was the 
reply " Return home and wait, and 
hope for the best. There is another 
reason of which I told you nothing. 
Assassins pursued me one night, and 
she gave me shelter. She is a woman 
in a million. Sir, my congratula- 
tions ! Danton is with you. Adieu ! " 

And he strode away without another 
word, leaving de Vaudrey yet even 
more bewildered. 

But not yet had bcvviJdcrmcui Uid 
Its last caril on the pack. That 
night in the mighty .salon, fioni the lipa 
of his aunt, the wife of the Prefeot, dc 
Vaudrey heard a story that liad lain 
away in the lavender of fear lor fifteen 
years, a strange story even in the inulst 
of all these strange events. 

" XN'hen 1 was young — young and 
mad, ' said the woman—" I loved and 
was beloved by a man far f)eneath me 
in rank. To him I was secretly married, 
and for some days our life was a sweet 
aream of bliss. Hut my family heard of 
it, and sought him out, and one night 
he was dragged from me and killed. 1 
became a mother, but the family 
honour demanded that my child should 
di.sappear, and I never saw the mite 
again. 1 was betrothed to the Pre- 
fect--! married him — he never knew." 

The woman's v-oice trcmf)lcd and 
faltered, and de Vaudrey took her hand 
and looked upon her tenderly. 

" Aunt ! " lie cried, and she saw that 
his hand was trembling. 

" What is it ? " 

" This chikl ! Would you love it, 
now — want it ? " 

" My boy ! " and she burst into tears. 

" Then — ■ — •" 

" Ves ? " 

" This blind girl for whom I seek — 
I and Henriette. She told me all. 
They are not sisters. Years ago 
Henriette's father adopted the child, 
and there was much money with it. 
They were poor, and on the verge of 
starvation. The money seemed like a 
gift of heaven, and in their thankful- 
ness, they cared well for the child. 
The two girls were brought up like 
sisters, loving like sisters. The name 
of your child was " 

same 1 Oh, 
H it should 

They said no 
more. Past 

Ij ^he desires U> !:•', ''he shall i,'(', and there's an cntl "/ the inalter." 


tin- yrt-Ht windows tore suddenly the 
llciiiil, l)iit as no Hood that cv<t thc-ir 
i-vos scon, ll hurst hkc tlie burst 
inii of •:ixMt waters as suildciily and 
as tiiTti-ly. l lie Terror I 'J he whispcr- 
in;,'s of days had become a sliout ; tlie 
s])arks of manv dark and fiirtiv»; da\'S 
had burst at last into the ;,'reat, terrible 
flame. 1 )e Vaudrey and his aiint sprang 
to the window and looked down and 
saw saw wliat thev had dreaded and 
expected, but had yet not belie\cd 
could be. The '{'error ! The Revolu- 
tion I Sweeping all things l^efore it. 
Cilares lit uj) the sky. Clroans and wild 
shrieks tilled the ears of shrinkiuR men 
and women. The Terror ! Sweej)ing 
througli the streets — tearing a proud 
(ilv like a discardeil doll. . . . 

' llenriette ! " cried the man. 

'■ i.ouise I " cried the woman. 

She tletl to tlie streets, seeking in 
everv eye the blind eyes that 
liad been so long lost to her. 

He lied to the pri.son 
to sa\e liis life s great 

In the great collapse 
of events that 
followed through the 
wild days of the Revo- 
lution, time seemed to 
siniiillaneously gallop 
and stand still. Mighty 
things and little hap- 
pened side by side, fan- 
tastically. None knew day it was, or 
what had ha]i|)ene<l 
yesterday, or what was 
happening at the 
i\iomenl, so wild were 
lliinys, so all-embra- 
ciiiii the monster rush. 
.■\t some time —an 
hoiii, It might have 
been ; a w(;ek, after 
the (Irsl great rush~- 
llenriette was torn 
from her cell and 
res( lied by the mob, 
intcnserl by the I're- 
fe< I and all for which 
he siooil. Danton saw 
to it, ,111(1 the work was 
conijilete. I!iit Robes- 
pi<-rre. watching, saw t 
girls love for the aristocrj 
de \ audrey, and out of llic , . 

rescue, her very rescuers 
pliK ked her, casting her back after the 
shortest of freedoms into her cell again. 
De N'.iudrey now was with her, a 
|>risoiier too. 

Why is f.ite so cruel ? " she asked, 
clinging to him in despair. " .\ few 
short months ago and w<; were loving 
in the sunlight, I.ouise and I, innocent 
aiiil free. Now vm; are torn ap.irt 
ami lost to each other, and all vileness 
seinis to have come to us. Once I am 
taken away bv the most terrible of 
men Twice I am thrown into |)nson. 
\S li.ive I done for it ? And my poor 

sister, blind .iiid helplcs.s " 

\Se must trust and hope," said her 
lover. " Wc yet m.iy find a fncad." 

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In the foul cellar home of tlie 
h'rochards, blind I.ouise and 
crip)pled f'ierre sat side by side, listen- 
ing, without retort, to the vulgar abuse 
of the hag and her favourite son. The 
tlaine of the lerror liad been burning 
111. Ill V days, and now neither crii)ple 
nor blind girl was of use to their 
owners. N<i man tarries in the midst 
of a revolution to have scissors 
shar[)ened, or cast a copper to the 
l)lind. Mme. la I-'rochard was deciding 
their fate. 

" 'S'ou are useless to me now, my 
singing bird," said .Mother I'njchard, 
seizing Louise by th'i throat in a sudden 
excess of passion. " No one heeds your 
singing these days." She flung the 
bliiul girl from her, and Jacques caught 
her in his arms, as she reeled across 
the room. 

Suddenly there was the sound of 

iiniiiiiJv loi'C and A(//>/'micss rcluriiid li< Ihiiriillc ii'id Loin.^c. 

rushing feel upon the stone stair, and 
the door was thrown open, ilisclosing 
the guard. Mme. la lYochard fell back 
with a loud curse, and her son, jacipies, 
his arm already round the blind girl's 
waist and his lips lo hers, turned to 
the interrupters. 

The light was short and very one- 
sided. Hefore thev were clearly aware 
of the loming ot their f.ite. Sladame 
and her .son jacipies were enveloped by 
It, and It was be.iring them avvav .\nd 
through the se.i of lerror a short man 
in .1 low hat and a wide clo.ik guided 
the cri]>ple and t he girl. 

Where do you t.ike me ? " asked 


' Wait — you shall see, ' he replie<l. 
He giiiflcd them through unsus- 
pected back ways to one of the few 
great mansions left standing. The 
Prefect's wife was known, and she aiul 
her home had been spared. 

She stood in the great salon as the 
cloaked man ushered in the blind girl. 
" Louise ! ' she cried. 

Who who is this ? ' cried the girl. 
It is your mother ! " sai^l the man. 
Out of the tears of the reunion came 
hopes and plans. The great surgeon . . . 
he was a friend of Madame's. Louise 
would see again. .\nd they would all 
go far from the grim Terror- to Nor- 
mandy, where J.ouise had lived her 
sunny days. 

Hut Henriette, my sister ? " 
sobbed the girl. 

A man of the guard liiirst into the 
room and stood before the cloaked 
rescuer. " Danton," 
he said, ' thesenlence 
is out. De X'audrey 
ta^, (^ and the woman are 

^ ' i'> die." 

In the great Place 
stood the guil- 
lotine, and around 
it j)rcssed the 
moll, knowing some 
of the story, but 
not all —enough to 
love and to hate at 
once t he young man 
and the beautiful 
girl who came now 
through the lane of 
horror in the dread 
and rumbling cart. 
He was an aristo- 
crat, but he fed the 
poor and lovtxl this 
girl. She was poor 
and of their class, 
and her rescue of 
Danton was known; 
but she loved this 
aristocrat. Cheers 
and groans were 
strangely inter- 
mingled. The knife 
was hoisted. They 
stepiK'd for\vard. 
Hut .1 line of mount- 
ed men fought a 
way through the 
crowd. Danton, a 
paper wax ing in his 
hand, led them. 

■ Wait," he shouted. " These two 
are free." 

Swiftly he told Henriette of her 
mother, of Louise, and the great hope. 
" Hy sunrise \ou leave the city. My 
guards have tlieir orders. I'nscorched 
bv the Terror, the blossoms .smile in 
Normandy. There \,oi\ shall go." He 
bowed anil sighed as she lifted his hand 
to her trembling lips. " Vou are a 
woman that all men love, ' he cried, 
giving her to de \ audtry. " I can be 
but one of them. Adieu I 

.\nd in Normandy, when the Storm 
had died away, love and happiness 
returned to Henriette .md, 


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C\i rectors 
I haYe>1et 


The first of a new series dealing with 

the personalities of the men behind the 


There was once a small boy in 
Glasgow who fairly revelled 
in the marvellous stories of 
Charles Dickens. Little did 
he dream that some day he 
would make film versions of 
two of his favourite novels, 
versions which would be 
shown in every part of the 
■world, and that would bring back 
memories of other days to many 
people. Some would read once more 
the almost forgotten passages, while 
others would enjoy the well-known 
situations anew and marvel at the 
cleverness with which they had been 

The boy was Frank Lloyd, well 
known among the leading directors 
across the big pond. Thirteen years 
have been spent in America as against 
the twenty in his native land, and 
England may well be prourl of his which has placed him in the 
front rank of directors, and demon- 
strated that Britain's sons have not 
been left behind in this important 
branch of a very important industry. 
Frank Lloyd made a flying trip to 
New "i'ork recently, and it was my 
privilege to have a chat with him. I 
found him a devoted Dickensian. One 
of the joys of his first trip to l^ndon, 
he told me, was the hunting up of 
the many spots made immortal by 
the great novelist, and trying to pic- 
ture how the incidents connected with 
them hapjiened in real life. And so he 
was visualising Dickens pictures long 
before motion pictures were thought 
of— just as many of us have done 
time and time again when we came 
upon some historic old spot. Later 
he lived in England, and acted many 
times in London before he went to 
America at the head of Walker's 
repertory company. That was in 1909. 
' 1 consider that my stage experi- 
ence in England, and later in the 
States, has been invaluable to me in 
picture work," he said, " When I 
went into the picture business, it was 
rather looked down upon, and the few 
who played before the camera con- 
sidered the work as temporary, and 
felt it imnecessary to do the best 
possible work. It was a ' Game ' 
then ; now it has developed into an 
' Industry,' and the growth has been 

apparent in all branches of tlie 
liiisiiiess. My first work was for 
fhc L'niversal. I wrote, directed, 
and played leading roles at the 
same time. In one single year 
I made fiftj' pictures (one and 
two reels, of course), and the 
average cost was a dollar a 
foot. 0)ntrast those conditions 
with present ones ! " 

" Didn't you find the work 
very trying ? " I asked. 

" Not a bit. Of course, things 
were done too hurriedly for 
really artistic success ; but it gave 
one an excellent training, and you 
leanied more in one year than you 
could in four or five to-day. There 
was such a variety of work, too. I 
had some funny experiences. Once 
1 played the hero in one of my own 
pictures, and after 
seeing myself on the 
screen, decided that ^m. 
' heavies ' were my ^HKi^^ 


Watching a rehearsal. 

forte, and played them until writing 
and directing occupied all my time." 

At present, Mr. Lloyd's efforts are 
in the line of directing, but his know- 
ledge of scenario writing is extremely 
helpful, and often bridges over scenes 
that need the editing of a specialist. 
When he gets tired of producing plays, 
he can write them or turn his attention 
to something for the dramatic stage. 
He is a man of infinite possibilities. 

From Universal, Mr. Lloyd went to 
Paramount, and directed a number of 
their principal stars ; then to Fox, 
where he made, among other plays, 
Les Miserable^ and A Tale of Two 
Cities. At Goldwyn he did Madame X, 
The Loves of Letty, The Great Lover, 
and a number of other important 
features. His last two for Inrst 
National were The Eternal Flame 
(Norma Talmadge), and Oliver Ttinst, 
which has diminutive Jackie Coogan 
as star. 

As essentials for success on the screen 
— listen, vou screen-struck "fans"! 


Frank Lloyd as he 
is to-dav. 

" First and most im- 
portant is stage experi- 
ence. While there are a 
few exceptions, the ma- 
jority of our best players 
have been recruited from the 
stage. Even little Jackie 

Coogan made his start in a vaude- 
ville act with Annette Kellerman, 

and is an artist ,, , ,. , , , ,. 
... £ . ■ ,, Llovd directed Jackie 

tohisfinger-tips. ^^^ .^ ..{,;,^^^ 

W h a t 1 s 7-^,-,, .. 

Jackie like off 
the screen ? " 
I asked. 

" Just what 
you would ex- 
pect. A regular 
boy in his free 
time, and a regu- 
lar actor in his 
work time. And 
how he hates to 
be patronised by 
visitors ! If peo- 
ple are natural, 
and treat him as 
they would any 
other small boy, 
he is perfectly at 
ease, but when 
they commence 
to lionise him, he 
becomes extreme- 
ly uncomfortable, 
able, and, if it is 
possible, sneaks 
away in a hurry.'' 


PichuKes and Picf'\n^eOoeK February 1923 

<5^/l?/? Slars 

William Wallare R<id and hi» wile, 
Doiolhy Davenport Reid, in their garden. 


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Above: Interior of the lounge ot Wallace Reid's Hollywood home. '^^ST^V 

Below : The architect's drawing of the Irouse. (k. 

whole Reid family—Waily, Dorothy, Bill 
and Betty Mummerf Reid. 

Bill Reid snapped in a 
favourite haunt. 


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the Monlh 

MdK oKie 

Shortly after Experience (in which 
she phiyed"L()ve") was finished, 
^hl^Jo^ie Daw (or Margaret House, 
if you prefer her baptismal to her 
movie name, portrayed one of the 
young lovers in Penrod. Johnny 
Harron was the other, and before the 
tinal " clt)se-up " was made, the ■' play- 
ing " had developed into the real 
tiling. Twenty-year-old Marjorie now 
sports an engagement ring; but, as 
she .still considers her.self the man of 
the family (brother Chandler being 
hardly through college yet), she does 
not intend to change her name yet 
awhile. With her mother and brother, 
Marjorie came to Hollywood when 
quite a child, and entered Screenland 
when she was fifteen. She has played 
in nine of Douglas l-'airbanks' films, 
also in Don't Ever Marry. Dinty, The 
Rivers End (her favourite), Fifly 
Candles. The Hutterfly Girl and several 
Inivcrsal productions. Marjorie lives 
in a J,()s Angeles bungalow - house 
of her own designing, and her nick- 
name is " Piggy." Needless to add, 
this was given her by Chandler. Ha/.el 
eyes and light-brown curly hair has 
Marj(;rie, and her hobbies are read- 
ing, being criticised by frank friends, 
and her work. She is "The Huma 
Girl " of the screen. 

II' Icy James Harry. Kirkwood and Marjone Daw •„ '■ lioh Hampton of Placfr 


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Weit ex- 
plaining a 
i c e n c t 
Violet Hopion. 

Yes ' ihrco o clock on 
Tuesday," said the beaii- 
tifnl voice on the phoiu'-- 
and my heart jialpitated I 
At last I liad rim my 
quarry to earth, and I 
was to meet the very 
elusive X'iolet Hopson. 
Dozens of interviewers have failed in 
their atteirij)ls to interview \i — but 
it was not until I had met her per- 
sonally that I understood why. 

At last the eventful Tuesday ar- 
rived—and I presented myself, trem- 
bling, in case she should have changed 
her mind when she changed her 
frock, and had given instructions that 
I was to be told she was out. But, 
no ! after the garden gate had clanged, 
the now-famous Peter rushed, with 
one of his little black sons, from 
somewhere to greet me. At first he 
mistrusted me and barked loudly — 
his three months' old son joining in 
the chorus. I rang the bell, and when 
1 was ushered into the oak-panelled 
lounge hall — Peter forgave me, realised 
I was a friend, sprang up and licked 
my hand. 

Then the soft rustle of skirts — 
Peter deserted me — and then running 
at his mistress' feet, looked up at me 
as if to say : " Here she is— -now, 
isn't she more wonderful than ever 
you imagined ? " 

A kindly greeting, and I followed 
in the wake of the rustling skirt down 
a thickly carpeted corridor, the walls 
of which are decorated with some 
superb etchings, to the cosy drawing- 
room. I was ushered to a comfortable 
bJaclc-and-gold upholstered chair. The 
moment I sat in it I forgot all about 
the questions I was going to ask 

WO Hour^ 

with ^Y\ 


An interview with a movie star who 
hates being intci viewed, and who 
detests havinf; her picture taken for 
publicity purposes, is bounxl to .be in- 
teresting. Let us introduce you to 
the real Violet Hopson. 

her ' — and then she brought 
me hack to earth — " Peter's (juite 
friendly with you,' said Vi, in 
that musical voice of hers, which, 
alas ' is lost to her screen ad- 
mirers. " He doesn't take to 
es'cryoue, you know — neither does 
his son. In fact, we've had to 
keep Peter II. muzzled because 
he has taken a fancy to the post- 
man's trousers — he's really a very 
valuable puppy, for he's eaten 
about si.x square inches out of 
my new fur coat- three bedroom 
slippers, two silk stockings, and 
no end of cushion tassels and 
things-- yes I he's really very 

\ vicious poke at the 
fire, and then Vi looked 
up at me. " Now, I 
beseech you," she 
said said, from 
her kneeling 
" don't inter- 
view me — I 
hate being in- 
terviewed, be- 
cause I 'm most 
really ! You 
mustn't be- 
lieve some of 
the things 
other people 

write about me — journalists 
seem to have wild imagina- 
tions, and they always seem 
to be letting them loose on 
me ! " 

Slowly I edged my note- 
book under me- -and sat on 
it heavily — I was far too 


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(]uiot homely attair — it's 
much nicer." And in those 
few words N'i summed up her- 
self. IVimarily she is a home- 
lover and a home-maker, 
secondly she is a film actress, 
and if she hatin't l>ecn a 
film-actress, she would have 
been a famous painter or 
jjianiste. The three talents 
were tliere undeveloped, and 
because actinp; was given the 
chance, she is an actress. 
I wonder what the world 
has missed, and if she woukl 
have been as clever a pian- 
iste as she is an actress ? 

In " The Case 
of Lady Camber." 

With Mercy 

Hatton in 

' A Sport'^man' a 


comfort-able to 
interview any- 
one. But V'i's 
like that — she 
makes you feel .1' 
home immediate- 
ly. 'F'here's no- 
thing of the lead- 
ing lady about her, 
she's just like your 
greatest friend in- 
viting you to do what you like doing 
l)est. She's not a bit like anyone's 
conception of an actress at home - 
she's far too natural, and, 
shy and reserved I 

Once I ventured to ask her the 
date of her birthday, and she said ; 
" You aren't interested in my birth- 
day, arc you ? " 

After we had chatted about Peter, 
his son, and their shortcomings, the 
conversation turned to dancing. 

" 1 love dancing," she confessed ; 
" but not big dances — just a little, 

With John Stuart in 
" Her Son," 

hi the vision scene in " f<i<^ine 
<uf}'s Race." 

" 1 . strange," she admitted, 

" when I most feel like film 

work. I'm not working in the 

studio- and when I've got my 

biggest film scenes to do, I don't 

feel the least like doing them. 

JVobably another dav, when 1 feel 

1 could do a hundred big scenes, 

1 just have to walk in anil out of a 
door, or watch horses in training — ' 

Then I'eter. jumping into the fire- 
place, demanded attention. ' Come 
away, IVler -you'll burn vourself." 
she warned, but I'eter refused to 
obey. ' Isn't he perverse ? " She 
looked ui> (juickly. " I5ut evervone's 
like that — from the time we're old 
enough to toddle the more we're 
told not to do a thing, the more we 
want to do it," she added. " I 
watched some babies in the Park the 
other morning — running away from 
their nurses. The faster the nurses 
ran, and the more they called ' Come 
back ! ' the faster those babies ran, 
and the more they laughed — until, 
crash, the baby legs gave way, and 
down they went. Now, isn't that 
life all the way through ? " and 
thoughtfully she gazed into the fire. 

\'i is not only a deep thinker, but 
is keenly observant witness her de- 
lineations of the screen characters 
she portrays. She never exaggerates, 
but, by the little movements so 
typical of the characters, she es- 
tal)lishes those characters and " gets 
them over." 

She was silent for some time — the 
beautiful clock on the mantelpiece 
chimed four- anfl then she said : 

There's just one thing I would like 
to tell m\ kinema friends - a thing 
that has worried me considerably. 
I have been lining a lie I " 

At this m\- heart almost stopped 
beating ! What terrible secret was I 
to hear ? What v\as th'*re that this 
beautiful woman should have to 
confess ? 1 dared uoV speak. Then 
she continued : ' I'm not such a 
bra\e horsewoman as you all think — 
in fact, I'm terribly iier\ous of horses, 
though I loM' them so much. It was 
during the making of my second racing 
]ilm that 1 got all unnerved. One 
lK)rse tried to liite me, anil another 
threw me, aiul my nerve went all 
to pieces I It is absolute torture lor 
me to mount a horse now — but I 
had created a sporting character, and 
after that the ])id»lic wouldn t let 
me do a lot else. livery now and 
again they demaniled a racing film — 
how 1 dread them ! Still. I'm not 
cjuite so nervous as 1 was six months 
ago, Ix'cause lAe had a long rest ; and 
now I shall start my new racing film 
like a giant refreshed with wine ! " 

And that was the lie she had l)eeii 
li\ nig Candidl)-, I thought it was going 
to be something ^far more serious - 
fai more jxTsonal. " And yxi want me 
to tell my readers that ? " I (pieried. 
" ^'es, because I hate people to 
think 1 am what I'm not."' 

That is one of \i's chief attractions — 
her deeji sincerity Snuerity which is 
reflected in her l)oautiful e\es, her 
sensitive mouth, and again in every- 
thing she does or says 

Then, feeling that I couldn't return 
to the editor empty - handed w hen 
he had impressed upon me the im- 
portance of finding out V'i's future 
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" And your plans after you have 
tinished the racing film — what are 
they ? " 

" r have none," she replied 
quickly: "always I think only of 
the present -the future is in the 
hands of the gods and my director, 
Walter West. Jiut my next racing 
film is going to be different from 
all the others I have ever done — 
I'm busy putting the finishing 
touches to it now. It has a most 
romantic theme, and its setting 
is Sussex. Yes, Mr. West was 
so enthralled with that when 
he had finished Hornets' S'est, he 
sim]>lv had to sit down and write 
another story round that part of 
the country. It is wontlerful. too I 
When I used to stand on the Downs 
waiting to ' take,' I could almost 
imagine the Normans marching 
"up from the coast — and my fancy 
would carry me right away from 
my work, and I would go back to 
the scene feeling totally out of 
place and unreal ! 

She thinks in pictures — that 
is why Violet Hopson would have 
made an artist of cjuite another 
sort if the screen had not claimed 

" Tell me something about your 
frocks," I persuaded. 

" There's nothing interesting to 
tell," she assured me. " It's terri- 
bly difficult trying to be pleased 
about buying new frocks when 
really one is hating it. My pet 
abomination is shopping, and since 
I have been living out of London, 
it makes me nervous to get into the 
hustle and bustle and crowds. You 
don't know what a treat it is to 
be cast for a part like that of 
Vi of Smith's Alley fame. No 
new ideas to think out — no fashion 
books to study — no long periods 
of fittings — no thinking out of 
colo..r schemes — just all one's at- 
tention centred on the character — 
it's wonderful ! 

" Rut to make a success' of a 
part that needs dressing," she con- 
tinued after a moment's reflection, 
" demands especial attention to the 
dress, and if one has any ambition 
to succeed in the film world, all 
these little details must be attended 
to personally." 

" And you're ambitious ? " I 
commented. Then came the most 
surprising criticism I had heard 
from Vi — 

" A woman is only ambitious 
when she has to be — when she 
has personal responsibilities. Men 
are ambitious because they arc 
selfish — they aim at big positions 
because a big position means per- 
sonal comfort and luxury. Women 
are, deep down in their hearts, un- 
ambitious — they are perfectly happy 
and contented if they can live 
just comfortably and peaceably, 
and no one can convince me to the 
contrary. I would like to meet 
a woman who has made good in 

any business or profession, 
who has done so for the sheer 
satisfaction of making good. 
In every case I have met. 
responsibilities have prompted 
her ambition." 

It was an evasive reply to 
my query, and it caused me 
to think deeply. No one who 
sees the " dear, delightful 
villainess " (never was anvone 
more misappropriately i imed !) 
as she now is, could ever think 
that primarily her determina- 
tion to reach the top of her 
profession was egged on by 
responsibility. Which goes to 

With J.ewis Willoughhy in " The 
Scarlet I. adv." 

"You dirty boy! " 
A scene from " Vi 
of Smith's Alley." 

midnight hair 
framing a pale, 
sensitive face, I in- 
stinctively wondered 
how such a very femin- 
ine personality ever 
manages to fool us 
all so completely. 

" Oh, yes ! " she 
told me, albeit gravely, 
when I congratulated her upon this 
feat. " That's part of the acting 
game. Besides, I'm becoming quite 
a versatile business woman. In the 
studio, of course. Out of it, I leave 
all that to Walter West. But in it, 
I've managed city offices, pulled 

With Stewart Rome in " The Romance 
of a Movie Star." 

With Clive Brook in" A Sportsman s Wife." 

prove that even responsibilities are 
sometimes blessings in disguise ! 

But, in a way, Vi spoke the truth 
when she accused herself of hving a lie. 
(Only on the screen though, and not 
in every picture.) Meeting this small, 
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Three studies — two of the screen, and 
one oj the real Violet Hopson. 

off big deals on the Stock Exchange, 
competed with American steel mag- 
nates, and, now, as you know, I'm 
trainin)^ racehorses. 

" No; 1 cant honestly say I'm 
enjoying it, though I looked for- 
wani to it very much on account of 
the trip to S\issc\. 1 love the 
country so. We've used a very 
well-known racehorse owner's train- 
ing stables, and 1 have a real lady 
trainer beside me most days, giving 
me tips. Oh, not that sort " (as I 
hastily turned over a fresh page in 
my notebook and prepared to write 
down a few " winners ' '■ Tips on 
how to manage my siring of year- 
lings, I mean. " We " cut back " to 
\iolot llopson's early work in 

" Mv lirst small part (that of a 
flead woman in a <lit<"h) was in a 
I'.ntish dim. 1 was born in ( ali 
foruiaon I >ei. i<>" (a fact I was <piick 
to sci/e upon and remember), "but 
I ve alwa>-s lived an<l worked in 
bnglanrl, though I'm fond of 
tt.i\<llniL;. I going to N<nv V'oik 

for one film last year, but even 
tually we made the .-sceno hero. 
But I do go abroad iia films. 1 
realise how far, whenever I look 
through my post." 

She numbers amongst her au- 
diences people of almost every 
nationality under the sun. From 
India, Scandinavia, far-away log- 
towns in Canada, and the Australian 
bush, from the Pacific Isles lo l^\ni 
beth East, Violet Hopson showed 
me souvenirs and gilts sent her f)y 
appreciative admirers of her work. 
f^er letters, too, woukl make an 
article by themsehes. ^ \eritablc 
life stories, some of them, and most 
contain requests for dd\ice on all 
kinds of thmgs. But then, even in 
the days Vi first stepped before a 
motion-picture camera, member.^) of 
the studio staff used to take their 
troubles to her, sure of sympathy 
and friendly counsel. 

" From villainess parts, « hich 
gave me thrills w hen I [)l;tyed them " 
(she played many decidedly un- 
lovable r(")les, ai> in 7Vit Muniai;c of 
William A M.hi , Tlic Man Who 
Stayed at Home, etc., eti- j, " via a 
rather interesting study ol a gyjisy 
girl -remember it r I gradually 
made my wav to bigger things. 

" When Walter West starred me 
in I'hc Ware Cast, 1 was, delighted 
to be able to portray a sympathetic 
character at last. .\nA then Mr 
West engaged me for his stock 
company, and we have worked to- 
gether e\er bince." 

It lias been real work, tiX). \ if>lei 
Hopson has appeareil in manv more 
films than the majoritv of F^ritish 
artistes. Her best-know n arc . J I urf 
Conspiracy, A Ciamble for l.ofc, 
Sttow in the Disrrt, Itomanct of 
a Movie Star, Her So)i, Case of 
lady Cawber, A Soul's Criutfixnm, 
KissiUf,; Cup's Hacf, Vi of Smith's 
Alley, W hni Greek Mnts Grtck. I he 
Scarlet Lady, Sou of Kissing Cup, 
The White Hop,, and I'lie Lady 
Trainer. But she finds lime for a 
few outdoor sports, too. A keen 
motorist and racegoer, she may be 
found at most of the imjHJrtant 
meetings. Also, though she keeps 
them hidden away in a bottom 
drawer, N'iolet Hopson owns several 
prizes she won for scuHing you 
may see her on the river in the 
siunmer, it you can get close enough 
to look beneath the huge hat she 
hides in on thest- oi ea^ions. Also, if 
yon are lucky, and know how to 
listen tmobserM'*!, you may hear 
her sing, lor she ha.s a rielighttui 
\oire. but her sli\ , retirnig nature, 
doi-s not |H-rmit h»T to often enter- 
tain anybods that way. 

So 1 left N'lolet Hoj>son, who 
( ongratulated me once more upon 
the friendliness of Peter, whet hos- 
pitably I ame to tlie gate (with 
sons). Ihit 1 think I re.ilK should 
congratulate mysell up<in obtaining 
so many MdcliglHs a Violet 
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Bill Ha 

The announcement that Cliarlie 
ChapHn intends to desert the 
comedy held, now that he has 
concluded his present and 
last picture for the First 
National, comes as a surprise 
to nobody who knows any- 
thing of the mysterious work- 
ings of the Chaplin mind. A 
good many clever folk have seized this 
opjwrtunity for the purpose of wisely 
nodding their knowing heads and 
expressing the opinion that Chaplin 
has come to the bottom of his comedy 
bag of tricks, and therefore thinks that 
it is high time he shoidd salvage 
some sort of .reputation in another 
branch of the business. 

How little they know their Chaplin ! 
During my own personal association 
with Charlie and his work, I have seen 
him shelve enough joyous inspirations 
and screamingly funny gags to keep 
every rival comedy concern working 
overtime for the next few years. 

And, believe me, if Ch;i[)lin ever 
did get to the bottom of the bag— 
a possibility which I, for one, decline 
most loyally to entertain for a single 
moment — lie would be the last man 
on earth to acknowledge liimsclf in 
any sort of quandary. Right then 
and there he'd evolve a new laugh- 
epic, depicting the ludicrous predica- 
ment of a man who had got to the 
bottom of the bag, and who realised 
the humours of the situation. 

Chaplin's only reason for abandoning 
the comedy patli for the more serious 
walks of screen drama is that one 
aspect of liis genius is still unknown 
to the greater masses of his fdm jniblic ; 
in short, that he has never fully realised 
himself, lie feels the urge toward a 
wider range of self-expression. And, 
above all things, he simply loathes 
the idea of working in one continual 

Presuming a man makes his first 
successfid bid for fame as a knock- 

On screen stars in general, and 
Charles Chaplin in particular. 

about comedian, you can easily figure 
out for yourself what he is likely to 
be up against if he happens to want 
his public, for once in a wfiile, to 
take him seriously. And what future 
is there for the girl with any real 
actiuf^ ability, as the years roll on, 
when her public refuses to accept her 
unless in the golden curls and iluffy 
frocks of the eternal ingenue ? 

The groove is a convenient 
outlet for the mind that runs along 
one single track. All credit, I think, 
is due to those more versatile men 
and women who have on one memorable 
occasion burnt all their boats behind 
them and blazed a new trail for 

Let us pass some of these pioneers 
in a brief review. 

First and foremost, I would place 
W. S. Hart, who abandoned a suc- 
cessful stage career for a gamble with 
the screen. It was Hart himself who 
told me that it was a bad Western 
jjicture which decided his whole film 
future. The picture, in short, was so 
bad that he felt that it was some- 
thing in the nature of a libel of the 
West he had known and loved as a 
child. Also, that it was high time, 
under the circunstances, that the 
West should find a champion to defend 
the honour of its name. 'Ihe results 
of his chivalrous endeavour are on the 
screen that all may read. 

Of course, 1 know that objections 
may be raised concerning Hart's own 
particular screen type as but yet 
another form of tlie " groove." l"or 
me its justification lies in the fact 
that at least it is based on a certain 
high ideal. 

Alice Lake graduated from slap- 
stick comedy in the early Arbuckle 
Triangle ventures to dramatic roles 
in Metro productions requiring the 
very highest emotiimal capacity. 

Betty Compson was merely a protty 
girl in Christie come<lies before she 

»\as jiromoted 1i> ^oniething rcalK 
worth while in I Ik Miifu/i Man. Il 
was then that siie got the chance In 
prove that she could act as well as 
look extremely' ornamental. 

The sanu' play, im ideiitally, gave 
Thomas Meighan his first opjxirtunity 
tf) prove that he was ca])able ol l)ettei 
things than of merely providing a. 
suitable male complement for feminine 
stellar vehicles. 

Gloria Swanson is another ex- 
comcdienne wlio has succeeded in 
obtaining an entree into the higher 
circles of real-life drama — according 
to Cecil dc Mille. 

Gloria owed her first chance in the 
dramatic line of inisiness to a luckv 
hatpin. It \\a8 at the time when 
screen heroines used such grand- 
motherly things. Nowada\'s, of course 
they don't seem to need them. Any- 
how, Gloria was going out on location, 
and ran back at the last minute to 
fetch this antediluvian adjunct to 
every feminine toilette. On the way 
she bumped into one of Triangle's 
leading directors, who offered her 
then and there the lead in his next 
dramatic production. , 

It was certainly a great day for 
Gloria, but it seems to me she has 
simply got out of one groove to subside 
in another. A woman's real acting 
abilities can hardly bo gauged liy 
any capacity for carrying off bizarre 
situations a la Elinor Crlyn, or 
for her skill in making plausilile a 
variety of freakish-looking clothes. 
Some day, perhaps, Gloria will get 
her chance when she is called 
upon to portray a normal - minded 

Harold Lloyd first came into pro- 
minence on the day when he decided 
that it was a pretty feeble business 
aping the style and mannerisms of 
a greater man than himself, and 
detennined to try whether he couldn't 
do something oft his own bat. Any- 
how, Lloyd with the horn-rimmed 
glasses seems to have proved a bigger 
box-office attraction than any bor- 
rowed triumph achieved by Lonesome 

Douglas I'airbanks has certainly 
made some attempt to ring a change 
by resorting to romantic history in 
his quest for a new line ,of character. 
But, to my mind, much as I like 
Doug., with all his " pep '"and healthy 
virility, he never succeeds in being 
anything else but a very modem 
young American man, 

I'auline Frederick's wonderfully vi- 
brant screen personality and fine 
emotional ix)wers have been utterly 
swamped in a dreary category of 
singularly bad plays. 

The vampires have retired to give 
]ilace to the latest evolutions of their 
exotic kind. Louise Glaum, 1 hear, 
lias gone into vaudeville. Theda Bara 
made a valorous, if ineffectual, attempt 
to prove her versatility in an ing^niie 
part, for wluch she was, physically 
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delightful Granger-Davidson production. 
Full of thrills, beauty and charm. 

Phis film which has been described 
•■ as " Britain s most beautiful 
loto-play," is a wondt-rful picture 
Kiiglish life so naturally acted, 
nidst glorious surroundinjjs, that it 

certain to appqal to every picture- 

Exciting incidents of a hunt are 
lovvn. Starting with the meet 
the hounds, and the ensuing 
ove-off to cover, and then the 
Id and hounds in full cry, these 
enes will stir the blood of every 
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The sheep-dog trials are won- 
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imax of the Grand National is 
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is great Britisli film. 

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y^ecil B. De Mille is certainly well 
/ • again. His newest, after 
I Adam's Rib, is titled The Ten 

I Commandtnents, and he has 

■ sent Clare West (the famous 

% Command-dress in charge of 

\ Lasky's costume department) 
^^ and Mrs. Florence Meehan, 
traveller and authority on 
ancient customs and people, halfway 
round the world — the first in search 
of ideas for gowns, the second in search 
of data. Clare West goes to Paris, 
and Mrs. Meehan to Palestine, Arabia, 
Egypt, India, Java, Ceylon, and 
Thibet. Certain places named in the 
Old Testament will be visited, and 
historical facts noted for use in the 

It is not only in fairy-tales and plays 
that the unknown girl suddenly 
finds herself a " somebody " in the 
world. Take the case of Eleanor 
Boardman. This young lady favoured 
a stage career, but, just as she had 
made some progress, her voice failed 
her, and she turned her face— no, not 
to the wall, but to the movie camera, 
as the next best thing. This was some 
nine months back. One of a crowd of 
over a thousand, she replied to a 
l" call " from the Marshall Neilan 
.Studios, who were looking for a new 
iscreen personality. In Eleanor Board- 
iman they found it. 

Ohe made a decided " hit " in the 
O Neilan production [The Stranger's 
\ Banquet, from a Don Byrne story). 
I When it was finished, word came from 
I Rupert Hughes, the novelist, who had 
jseen her at work on the " lot," that 
jshe was his selection for the heroine of 
I his Souls for Sale, which was soon to 

be kinematised. In the meantime, slie 
was offered the role of " Amelia 
Sedley " in Vanity Fair with the 
Ballins. All three films are just about 
due for l^S.A. release, so that the new 
star will burst upon the firmament 
threefold. Certainlj' Get-Rich-Quick 
Wallingford had nothing on Gct- 
There-Quick Eleanor. 

Practically all the boys you saw in 
Penrod have been engaged for 
Baby Peggy's next Special Century 
comedy. There is Winston Radom 
(" Maurice Levy "), Newton Hall 
(" Kenneth the Sissy "), Don Condon, 
and Verne Winter, who played the 
Fat Boy. Baby Peggy was loaned to 
Marshall Neilan for one little bit of 
comedy in Penrod, so this occasion is 
in part reciprocal. 

Although his contract has several 
years to run, it looks as though 
Rodolph Valentino will not be the 
ace among Paramount stars. For, 
besides Charles de Roche, another 
new male star has been discovered. 
Dowered with a very striking appear- 
ance and the romantic name of 
Orlando Cortez, this actor was seen 
by a .studio party which included 
Jesse L. Lasky and Charles Chaplin, 
dancing at " "I'he Cocoanut Grove." 
This is a well-known Hollywood 
evening rendezvous, and when the 
dancing contest ended, Chaplin and 
some others officiated as judges. 
Cortez, who is a Castilian, won the 
contest easily, and was then intro- 
duced to Jesse Lasky and Adolph 
Zukor, with the result that he has 
a five-year contract in his desk drawer 
and a part in De Mille 's The Ten 

Knmnela C Searlc, best known for 
his " Tarzan the Man " in Son 
of Tarzan, has had a most romantic 
career. He is part Hawaiian, his 
mother being a beautiful South Sea 
Islander and his father a young Scotch 
trader. When Kamuela was seventeen 
he went to San I-'rancisco and became 
a pugilist, though not for long. Drift- 
ing into Los Angeles, he played in 
many serials, doing "stunts," and being 
often sent imder water to fight sharks 
(a Kanaka trick every Hawaiian boy 

Searle joinetl up for the Big Fight, 
and went in due course to 
France. Whilst there, he one day idly 
began fashioning figures and busts out 
of the famous Flanders mud, and found 
he had a surprising aptitude for this. 
About a twelvemonth ago, in Los 
Angeles again, but out of a job, 
Kamuela spent his last four dollars 
upon potter's clay, went to work in 
good earnest, and is now fast finding 
fame as one of California's finest 
sculptors. Cecil De Mille and other 
Hollywood celebrities have been 
busted " by Kamuela, who also tried 
liis hand at Impressionist landscape 
work, and found it quite easy. And 
now Rex Ingram (himself no mean 
sculptor) wants Kamuela Searle to go 
back into movies in Toilers of the Deep. 

The Master of Greenacre Kennels 
(you know him better as E. K. 
Lincoln) is seriously considering en- 
tering the directorial fold. E. K. 
put in a good year's work, for he 
played in Women Men Marry, Devo 
tion, The Light in the Dark, The Woman 
in Chains, and The Little Red School- 
house, all of which vou will see ori 


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the -screens shortly. IK- is n ni;tn 
with a thoiisdinl-and-om' tlillcri'iit 
iiitriests hi-sides tilmiim ; lliiTc are 
Ills famous Chows ami olhi-r prize 
(lc){(s , Jus New Yorii olliits ; Ins gtjiti 
mine, \\hich he l)ouf(hl and worlied 
liimsfif : his silvt-r ditto, way mil in 
Mexico ; and others too numerous to 
mention. K. K. joineil V'ilaj^aph in 
the early days and co-starred with 
Anita Stewart in A MiUmn Bid, the 
lirst h\'^ \ u.igiaph feature. 

1)rominent people "Over there " have 
been littinj; up their voices and 
naming the twelve best pictures of 
the year. Many of these liave not 
been shown over here yet. but their 
clioice forms an interesting study 
because it shows ]iow tastes dirter. 
At the head of the poll stands When 
Knighthood Was in Flower and Douglas 
l-'airbanks in Robin Hood. Next : 
Grandma's Boy (Harold Lloyd) and 
Mary Pickford's Tess (tie). Then 
Blood and Sand, Prisoner of Zcnda, 
Oliver Tuist, Nanook of the Korth, 
Manslaughter (a Cecil De Mille pro- 
duction featuring Tom Meighan and 
Beatrice Joy), The Eternal Flame. 
Smilin' Through (Norma Talmadges, 
both), and Clarence (Wallace Keid). 

They are re-filming The Cheat, with 
Pola Negri in Fanny Ward's 
old part, and Charles di Roche ;us 
the Japanese villain (only now he 
will not be a Japanese), in which 
role Sessue Hayakawa found fame. 
Ceorge l'"itzmaurice directs, and (Juida 
]-?ergere has written tlie scenario. 
Appropiriately enough, the geiiileman 
who blighted the heroine's life is now 
a Spaniard. Charles de Koche is a 
Frenchman, but olive-skinned and 
black of hair, so that he will ea.sily 
look the part, lie was in The Spanish 

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B.ittling scenes formed j)art i-f the 
iiKjst recent " Hull " Mi'iiUina 
comedies hnisheil in .Metro Studifj. , 
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Six battered battlers mumbled. ' We 
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Seyfertitz in his role of " The 
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Was in Flower? This well know ti 
screen villain has just gone back to 
the stage, but only for a while. Jle 
is playing the name-part in ' The 
Monster," and withont wishing to 
call (lustav names, well allow there 
are \erv few who coiiKI do it lu'lier. 
An old hand at stage work .iiid st.igc 
management, Ciustav broki- into mo\ ies 
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\ er\' " Doug-v " role, liul he soon 
beiame a screen \illain. and as such, 
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snapped "between sets" during the filming of "Shadows." 

of Sherlock Holmes, which is having 
a special pre-release showing at the 
Marble Arch PavUion, London. 

Gaston Glass, Kenneth Harlan, 
Miriam Cooper, and Ethel 
Shannon are working under Tom 
Forman 's direction in The Girl Who 
Came Back. 

If you have tears — you know the 
rest. Tony Moreno is engaged to a 
Los Angeles society lady, Mrs. J. M. 

For once Eric Von Stroheim will 
not write his own film -story. 
McTeague (from Frank Norris's novel) 
is his first production for Goldwyn. 
Eric specialises in unpleasant charac- 
ters, and the title-role " McTeague " 
is a gentleman after his own heart. 

Bebe Daniels and Bert Lytell will 
co-star in The Exciters, for which 
both will work at Long Island for a 
while. Bert has just finished Rupert 
of Hentzau in Sclznick's studios. 

Wanda Hawley and James Kirk- 
wood are over here playing for 
Gaumont in Fires of Fate, which is 
being directed by Tom Terriss. James 
Kirkwood was over here last summer 
working in the Famous-Lasky Islington 
Studios, Islington. 

The Woman's City Club, Los 
Angeles, has appointed Monte 
Blue to be their representative in 
a special petition for the enfran- 
chisement of the Indians. Monte has 
canvassed all the Hollywood and New 
York stucUos, and has .5000 signatures 
to date. 

Louise Fazenda shed her tricky 
comedy clothes and played a 
Straight part in an honest to goodness 

sob story. Result — Haaken Trohch, a 
Norwegian sculptor, has secured her to 
pose for " Morning," one of three 
figures he is executing for a Hollywood 

One of Ethel Barrymore's greatest 
emotional successes, Declass^, is 
to be Pola Negri's next American - 
made film. 

Whilst making his serial, Houdini 
told us he got seven black 
eyes, a broken wrist, and a fall of 
8000 feet from an aeroplane. Other- 
wise he escaped without a scratch. 

We fear a Made-in-America edition 
of Dickens is upon us. After 
Jackie Coogan in Oliver Twist, we are 
to have Wes Barry in David Copper- 
field. Who's next ? 

Alia Nazimova's play, with which 
she is about to burst upon 
Broadway, is titled Dagmar. Need- 
less to add, it's dramatic stuff. 

Betty Balfour has been notified by 
Mme. Tussaud's that, in her 
famous characterisation of " Squibs," 
she is (to use a Hugh E. Wright-ism) 
to be " Done in Wax." 

A film syndicate in America have just 
bought the rights of The Broken 
Wing, which is to have an all-star cast ; 
but Thurston Hall, who created the 
principal role, will not appear, as he 
is still on the stage this side. 

Serial " fans " are all wondering 
what has become of Eddie Polo. 
Well, Eddie writes us saying he him- 
self does not know his futtire plans. 
He has had several offers to make films 
in Italy. 


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Guilty Conscience 

Ffb. Kj). 
Antonio Moreno's new five-reeler. A 
Western drama in an Eastern setting. 
Will please Moreno fans. Support in- 
cludes Betty Francisco, Harry van 
]\Ieter, John McFarlane, and Lila 

A Kiss in Time [Realart-Gaiimont ; 
Feb. 15). 
Light, bright, and romantic. 
Adapted from a Royal Brown story 
about an author, an illustrator and 
a kiss, with Wanda Hawley, T. Roy 
Barnes, Walter Hiers, Bertram Johns, 
and Margaret Loomis in fine fettle. 
Good farcical fare. 

Any Wife {Fox; Feb. 26).' 

i'earl White revelling in dream and 
drama scenes in a conventional domes- 
tic story with an excellent surprise 
ending. Proves that a serial star can 
be serious when she's Pearl White. 
Cast includes Holmes E. Herbert, 
Gilbert Emery, Laurence Johnson, and 
Eulalie Jensen. 

A Soul's Awakening {Westminster ; 
Feb. 19). 
IHower-making, fish; dog-stealing, 
and child-beating by David Haw- 
thorne ; and some exceUent character 
work bv I""lora 1^ Breton, Ethel 
Oliver, Maurice Thompson, Sylvia 
Caiue, Philip l^esborough, and Tom 
Moihss. A human story and ex- 
cellent dramatic entertainment. 

A Bachelor's Baby (Granger- Davidsou ; 
Fib. zb). 
Rolf Bennett's excellent humorous 
novel (Odhnms ; 2s.) made into an 
equally excellent screen comedy, 
featuring Tom Reynolds, Haidc^e 
Wright, Malcolm Tod, Constance 
Worth, and Maud Yates. 

Be My Wife [Gnlduyn ; Feb. 24). 

A worthy successor to Seven Years' 
Bud Luck, showing how thoroughly 
Max Lindcr has adopted American 
comedy methods. This matrimonial 
farce stars Max, supported by Carolvni 


Rankin, Lincoln Stedman (son of 
Myrtle), Rose Dione, Charles McHugh, 
Arthur Clayton, and " Pal." Good 
comedy fare. 

Blackbirds {Realart-Gaumont ; Feb. 12). 
Or, how a pretty screen crook re- 
formed in five reels. A second filming 
of Tom Meighan's first screen-play, 
without Tom, but with Justine John- 
son, Charles Gerard, William Boyd, 
Marie Shotwell, Walter Walker, Ada 
Boshell, and Alex Saskins. Senti- 
mental melodramatic entertainment. 

A Broken Doll (Jury ; Feb. 19). 

A rural and improbably melo- 
dramatic sob story with romance 
dragged in by the ears. Well played 
by Mary Thurman, Mar\' Jane Irving, 
Leo Bates, Lizette Thornton, Arthur 
Millette, and Jack Riley. Monte Blue's 
characterisation and the sub-titles are 
at variance. Decide for yourself if 
he's very good or very bad. Fair 

The Butterfly Girl (Phillips-Plavgoers ; 
Feb. 5). 
Sugary farce tr}-ing to be a moral 
lesson and failing badly. Good acting 
by Marjorie Daw, Fritzi Brunette, 
King Baggot, Ned Whitney Warren, 
and Lisle Duniell. Fair hght drama. 

Carmen {Po.\ Re-issue ; Feb. 19). 

Shows signs of age, and as a screen 
version of Prosper Merim6e's story is 
disappointing. Theda ]3ara is more to 
be pitied than censured in a quite un- 
suitable role. Support includes Einar 
Linden, Elsie Macleod, Marie do Ben- 
ditto, James Marcus, and Carl Har- 
baugh. Poor entertainment. 

Cappy Ricks (Paramount ; Feb. 5). 

Breezv sea stuff with Tom Mcighan 
reel-ising perfectly the hero of the well- 
known stories. Agnes Ayrcs, Charles 
Abbe, Hugh Cameron, John Sainiwlis, 
Paul Evorton, Eugenie Woodward, 
Tom O'Malley, Ivan Linow, William 
Wally, Jack Dillon, and (".ladys 
Granger all excellent in support. 
Don't miss this one. 


A Certain Rich Man (Wardour ; 
Feb. 12). 
Mammon worshippers, matrimony, 
and melodrama travelling over two 
decades, with an all - star cast com- 
prising Robert McKim, Claire Adams, 
Carl Gantvoort, Jean Hersholt, 
Joseph K. Dowling, Frankie Lee, 
Mary Jane Irving, Lydia Knott, and 
Grace Pike. Will please most drama- 

Conflict {F.B.O. ; Feb. 5). 

Vigorous and thrilling log-camp 
melodrama inspired by Way Down 
East (complete with thrill climax). 
Good work by Priscilla Dean, Herbert 
Rawlinson, Ed Connelly, Martha Mat- 
tox. Hector Sarno, L. C. Shumway, 
and Stuart Paton (Director). Excellent 

Chaplin Re-Issues {Pearl ; Feb. 5 and 
Charles Chaplin's two-reelers are 
always welcome, and these are two of 
the best. Edna Purviance opposite in 
each. Shoulder Arms on the 5th, 
and Sunnyside on the 26th. 

Custer's Last Stand (Ass. First Nat. ; 
Feb. 12). * 
Somewhat old-fashioned Indian 
spectacular melodrama like a Kaybee- 
de-luxe, with thrills, battles, real Red- 
skins, and an all-star cast directed by 
Marshall Neilan — James Kirkwood, 
Wes Barry, Marjorie Daw, Pat O'Mal- 
ley, Tom Gallery, Priscilla Bonner, 
Charles West, Victor Potel, Bert 
Sprotte, Carrie Clarke Ward, and 
others. Mainly for male " fans," but 
excellent of its kind. 

The Desert Man {Pearl Re- Issue ; 
Feb. 12). 

A typical W. S. Hart story of a 
good-bad man, in which the star is 
supported by Margery Wilson, Jack 
Livingston, Buster Irving, and Henry 

Don't Call Me Little Girl {Gaumont- 
Realart ; Feb. 12). 
Romantic comedy about a modern 
girl and an ancient aunt, containing 
some of Mary Miles Minter's best work. 
Also Jluth Stonehouse, Fanny Midgely, 
Jerome Patrick, and Edward Flana- 
gan. Pleasing entertainment. 

The Eternal Flame {Ass. First Nat. ; 
Feb. 5). 
Norma Talmadge in a super screen 
version of Balzac's " Duchesse de 
Langeais," and an excellent character 
study. Conway Tearle, Adolphe 
Menjou, Rosemary Theby, Kate Les- 
ter, Irving Cummings, and Otis Harlan 
support. Fine drama on the spec- 
tacular side. 

Exit the Vamp {Paramount ; Feb. 22). 
Ethel Clayton excellent in a conven- 
tional how-to-hold-a-husband comedy. 
Beautifully dressed and staged. Cast 
includes T. Roy Barnes, Fontaine La 
Rue, Theodore Roberts. Mickev Moore, 
Mattie Peters, and William Boyd. 

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The Forbidden Valley {Globe : Feb. 2). 
Our very dear friend the Kentucky 
feud, with, however, only two killings 
and a well-developed plot. Excellent 
acting by Marion Stewart, May 
McAvoy, Bruce Gordon, William Dunn 
Charles Kent, Gene Layman, and 
Harry Kiefer. . A Stuart Blackton 
production. Not for the over-critical. 

From the Ground Up {Goldwyn ; 
Feb. 19). 
Contains everything that makes a 
good comedy, except the plot. Tom 
Moore as an Irish artisan is excellent ; 
so are Helen Chadwick, De Witt 
Jennings, Grace Pike, Haidee Kirk- 
land, and Darrell Foss. Excellent 
entertainment and characterisation. 

Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford {Para- 
mount ; Feb. 26). 
A fine super-version of the popular 
play about a most engaging pair of 
crooks. Sam Hardy and Norman 
Kerry star, and Doris Kenyon, Diana 
Allen, Billie Dove, Mac Barnes, and 
William T. Hayes support. Frank 
{Humor esque) Borzage directed. We 
recommend this one. 

Gleam o' Dawn {Fox : Feb. 12). 

John Gilbert's first star feature. 
Romance and repetition in the Cana- 
dian woods. Barbara Bedford, James 
Farley, John Gough, and Edwin 
Booth Telton support. Fantastic but 

The Girl from Nowhere {Pathe Selznick ; 
Feb. 19). 
Elaine Hammerstein in an enter- 
taining though improbable crook melo- 
drama. Excellent directing and act- 
ing by the star, William Davidson, 


Huntley Gordon, Louise Prussing, 
Colin Campbell, Warren Cook, and 
Al Stewart. 

God's Half-Acre {Walturdaw ; Feb. 12) 
Unreal sentiment ; a hero who isn't 
up to our standards of a man ; and 
good character work by Mabel Talia- 
ferro, in a story about a little drudge 
whose daydream came true. J. W. 
Johnston, Helen Dahl, John Smiley, 
Mrs. Corbett, Lorraine Frost, and 
Richard Neill support. 

Habit {Walkers ; Feb. 19). 

Another dream story — and a weak 
one — about an extravagant heroine. 
Good fashion displays and a thrilling 
railway smash. Also Mildred Harris, 
William Lawrence, and Walter 
McGrail. Fair entertainment. 

Houses of Glass {Jury ; Feb. 5). 

Unrequited love, unconvincing story, 
and Pauline Frederick in a part that 
gives her great emotional scope and a 
tragic, renunciatory end a la Madame 
X. Thomas Holding, Leon Bary, 
Goro Kino, Togo Yamamoto, Clarissa 
Selwynne and Haidee Kirkland sup- 
port. Tragic entertainment. 

The Infidel {Ass. First Nat. ; Feb. 19). 
The South Seas and Katharine 
MacDonald in a distinctly cut-and- 
dried story about an unbeliever who 
finds faith. Boris Karlofi supports. 
Fair entertainment. 

The Leopard Woman {Jury ; Feb. 26). 

Louise Glaum in a passionate ro- 
mance, which, however, promises more 
thrills than it gives. House Peters 
opposite ; also plenty of picturesque 
scenery and characters. 

Theodore Roberts avd Ethel 
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The Lilac Sunbonnet [BnUiuT ; I' el. 5). 
Quiet, but iJntisJi and thoroughly 
wholesome. Story of some narrow- 
minded Scottish church folk and 
hoNv two youngsters find romance in 
spite of them. Joan Morgan stars, 
and Warwick Ward, Pauline Peters, 
and Forrester Harvey support. 

Long Odds {SloU : Feb. 12). 

A. E. Coleby wrote and produced 
this entertaining racing drama, which 
is well played bv Coleby himself, Mrs. 
O. E. W. Royce, H. Nicholls Bates, 
Frank Wilson, Sam Marsh, Edith 
Bishop, Fred Paul, Plarry Marsh, and 
Sam Austin. Good entertainment. 
Lucky Carson (Vitagraph ; Feb. 12). 

London according to an American 
director, complete with fog, which 
seems also to have got well into the 
plot. Earle Williams in a good role, 
but a poor film, concerning a gambler's 
last throw. Cast includes Gertrude 
Astor, Earl Schenk, Betty Ross Clark, 
Colette Forbes, James Butler, and 
Loyal Underwood. For Earle Williams 
fans only. 

Luring Shadows (Featttre ; Feb. 19). 

Violet Palmer and Arthur Donald- 
son in a somewhat lurid, but interest- 
ing, crime, spiritualism and mystery 
story. Contains a little of everything 
except humour. Good entertainment. 
Luxury (U.K. ; Feb. 8). 

Rubye De Remer in a mystery 
melodrama which w^ill appeal only 
to novelette-lovers, and remind even 
them of a serial. Fair entertainment. 

The Married Flapper (European; Feb. 5) 
Contains an ideal exponent of the 
title-r61e in Marie Prevost. Good 
light comedy with a competent cast, 
including Kenneth Harlan, Philo 
McCullough, Lucille Rickson, Kath- 
leen O'Connor, Tom McGuire, Hazel 
Keener and Wilham Quinn. 

Mord Em'ly (Jury ; Feb. ly). 

A Welsh-Pearson adaptation of 
Pett Ridge's novel of Ixjndon life, with 
Betty Balfour at her best in a comically 
charming Cockney study. Also Rex 
Davis, Mrs. Hutiert Willis, Edward 
Sorley, and Elise Craven. Excellent 

Mother o' Mine (Jury ; Feb. 12). 

Fine drama of mother-love, suspense 
and circumstantial evidence, starring 
Lloyd Hughes, Claire McDowell, Betty 
Blythe, Joseph Kilgour, Betty Ross 
Clark, Andrew Robson, and Andrew 
Arbuckle Excellent on all points, 
but you'll need a large handkerchief. 

Moriarty (Goldwyn ; Feb. i). 

Artistic and unusual detective 
drama. A chapter from the life of 
" Sherlock Holmes, Esq." in which 
some hitherto unknown characteristics 
are brought to life. All-star cast with 
John Barrymore, Gustav Von Sey- 
fertitz, Carol Dempster, Richard Young, 
Reginald Denny, and Hedda Hopj>er 
l'".\(i'II(nt cntertainnuMit. 

The Mysterious Rider (Feature; 
Feb. 2()). 
Zane Grey's story makes a thrilling 
and convincing movie melodrama 


containing the worst villain on view 
this month. Fights, fine Arizona j 
backgrounds, and Robert McKim, 
Carl Gantvoort, Claire Adams, Frank 
Haynes, and Aggie Herring. 

The Night Rose (Golduyn ; Feb. 5). 

An underworld story, with a fine 
cast worthy of a less improbable 
plot, headed by Leatrice Joy and 
\jor\ Chaney. Cullen I^ndis, Richard 
Tucker, Lefty Fy^^n, Edythe Chapman 
Betty Schade, John i3owers, Mary 
Warren, Leroy Scott, John Cozar, 
and Milton Ross. Good entertain- 

No Defence (Vitagraph ; Feb. 26). 

None needed. William Duncan and 
Edith Johnson in a vivid Western 
story with plenty of incident, thrills 
and suspense. In the cast are Jack 
Richardson, Henry Hebert, Mathilda 
Brunage, and Charles Dudley. Re- 
freshing entertainment. 

Orphans of the Storm (F.B.O. ; Feb. 26). 
Grilhth's romantic drama of ancient 
France adapted from " The Two 
Orphans," a world-famous melodrama. 
Cast includes Frank I-osee, Lillian and 
Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, 
Catherine Emmett, Morgan Wallace, 
Lucille I-a Verne, Sheldon Lewis, 
Frank Puglia, Creighton Hale, Monte 
Blue, Leslie King, Sidney Herbert, 
Leo Kolmar, Adolph Lestina, Kate 
Bruce, and, according to report, a 
cast of twelve thousand. Don't miss 
this one. 

Over the Wire (Jury ; Feb. 8). 

Chiefly remarkable for the fine work 
of George Stewart (Anita's brother), 
and innumerable close-ups of Alice 
Lake. Story of a girl's plan of ven- 
geance circumvented by Cupid. Albert 
Roscoe and Allan Hale support. 
Romance lovers will enjoy it. 

Queen of the Moulin Rouge (Wardour ; 

Feb. 20). 
Entirely respectable, despite its 
title, and underworld theme and 
atmosphere. An old musician takes an 
unusual means of striking the human 
note in his favourite pupil's work. 
Martha Mansfield, Joseph Striker, 
Henry Harmon, Fred T. Jones, Jane 
Thomas, Tom Blakoi and Mario Carillo 
act well. A good dramatic feature. 

The Rage of Paris (European : Feb. 12). 
Not in the same class as the one 
above. Dramatically slight story show- 
ing why parents should not interfere 
with their children's love affairs, plus 
one sandstorm, one camel. Miss Du 
Pont, Elinor Hancock, Jack Perrin, 
Ramsay Wallace, Freeman Wood, Eve 
Southern, Mathilde Brunage, and J. 
I^ne. Poor entertiunment. 

Rainbow (Vitagraph : Feb. 5). 
Alice Calhoun in a simple story of a 
girl with three foster-fathers. John 
Roche, William Gross, Charles Kent, 
Tom O'Mally. George Ossay, Tam- 
many Young, Cecil Kern, and Ivan 
Christie lend adequate support. Sen- 
timental e itertainnient. 


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Rich Men's Wives [W . and J-. ; l-cb.\<)). 
A (i.isiiitr jjiodtiction ( ontaining an 
old, old society story, beautiful set- 
tings, and a married couple whose 
liajjpiness is sacrificed on the altar of 
Clossip. All-star cast includes Claire 
Windsor, House Peters, Rosemary 
Tliehy, (Jaston (ilass. Myrtle Stedman, 
" Itchie " lleaflrick, Alildred June, 
Charles ("lary, Carol Jlolloway, Martha 
Mattox, and William Austin. Ladies 
will love it. 

The Rough Diamond (Fox ; Feb. 5). 

'J ojn -Mi.x. wrote this topsy-turvy 
tale about a ne'er-do-well, a circus, 
and a wonderful horse. Poor support 
for Tom from Kva Novak, Hector 
Sarno, lulward Brady, and Sid Jordan, 
(iood sub-titles, and rapid-fire comedy 
Sam's Boy {.Irtistic ; Feb. 12). 

An excellent Hritish film version of 
W. W. Jacol)s' ])Oi)ular story, featuring 
johnny ]-?iitt, Tom Coventry, and 
J5obbv fiudd. Waterside comedy with 
fine characterisation and production. 
Silver Wings (Fox ; Feb. 20). 

A typical Mary Carr story of a 
movie mother's moving experiences. 
In this domestic drama ajipear, besides 
the star, J.ynn Hammond, Knox 
Kincaid, Joseph Monahan, May ]?eth 
("arr, Claude Hrook, Kobert Hazclton, 
May Kaiser, J'ercy Helton, Joseph 
Striker, Jane Thomas, Roy Gordon, 
llorence Haas, Roger Lytton, and 
.Krnest Hilliard. Tearful entertain- 
The Scallywag (lUilrlur ; l-'eb. 13). 

A Hritish kincmatisation of Grant 
.Xllcn's no\el starring Hubert Carter as 
a monev-lender. supjjorted by Mme. 
Du<pu'tte, I'Vcd Thatcher, Muriel Alex- 
ander, ami Ann Klliotl. A line drama. 
The Silent Call (I'athc ; Feb. 12). 

liitroducch a new dog - star in 
" Stroughcart," natural and 
coiuinciiig adventures form the basis 
of a thoroughly unusual and entertain- 
ing (ilin. John IViwers plays hero. 
Stable Companions (Jury / Feb. 26). 

A Samuelson sporting drama featur- 
ing l.ili.m I l.ill-lJavis. 
Three - Word Brand (Paramount ; 
l-,b. 10). 

Ouautity without quality, thougli 
W. S. Hart in three roles does liis best 
with .111 uiu:on\iiuing jilot. Good 
horsemanship, stxnery, and acting by 
a cast including Novak, Hershall 
Mavall, S. J. Hingham, Gordon Rus- 
sell, < ollcltc lorbes, George C. Pearco, 
.fiid Willis. J^isapiKiintmg eiitcr- 
tainmciil . 

Three Live Ghosts (Paraiiwuiit ; 
F<l>. iz). 
Serio tomic melodrama, .and War 
Oflice cnt.mglements toncerning three 
soldiers wrongl\- ref>orted deatl. Made 
this side b\' George I-"it/maurice, with 
Anna » J. Nilsson. Norman Kerry, Cyril 
( h.idwick, h'.dnumd Goulding, John 
Miltcni, Clare Greet, .\nnetle Benson, 
horolliy l-'.ine, W"vndliani Guise, .ind 
M.dcolin Tod. M.\celleiit entcrl.nn- 

Trimmed (Furopean ; Feb. 26). 

ICxcellent Western comedy drama, 
with a trick donkey, the month's 
speediest film courtship, anrl Hoot 
Gibson, Patsy Ruth Miller, Alfred 
Hollingsworth, IVed Kohler, Utto 
HotTan, ]3ick I^reno, and R. Hugh 

Under Suspicion (M'alturdaw ; Feb. 26). 
A trio of B's- i.e., Jieverley Ba^Tie, 
Francis X. liushman, and A. Berton 
in a detective story of New York's 
newspaper world. In the cast are Eva 
Gordon, Hugh Jeffrey, Frank Mont- 
gomery, Sidney D'Albrook, I'ranklpi 
Ilanna, Arthur Housman, and Jack 
Newton. Good entertainment. 

Without Benefit of Clergy [Phillips- 
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Rudyard Kipling professed himself 
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Thomas Hokling, Evelyn Selbie, Otto 
I^derer, Boris Karlolf, Herbert Prior, 
Nigel de l^rulier, Ruth Sinclair, 
E. G. Miller, and Philippe de Lacey. 

Your Best Friend (Walturdaw ; Feb. 21). 
Vera Gordon in another of her excel- 
lent studies in mother-love. Supported 
by Dore Davidson, Harry Benham, 
Stanley Price, Belle Dennis, and Beth 
Mason. Excellent sentimental fare. 

Dacia, who was pretniire danseuse in 

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You may talk of Mary Pickford, call 

her beautiful indeed ; 
Of Con and Norma Talmadge, and Of 

charming Wallace Reid ; 
You may sing of Nazimova and Doug. 

Fairbanks all the day, 
And rave about the acting and the 

looks of Charlie Ray ; 

But the face of Mar^' Pickford never 

was a lovelier sight 
Than the dainty little features and 

the charm of Chrissie White; 
And if Wally's handsome face you 

have adored and often seen — 
Just wait until you've viewed our 

Henry Edwards on the screen ! 

Both Con and Norma Talmadge may 

be useful in their place, 
But they've not the cultured beauty 

found in Alma Taylor's face. 
Even though great Nazimova may 

much approbation win. 
She's nothing when contrasted with 

our lovely Mary Glynne. 

As to dashing Douglas Fairbanks, 

just to see him act, who cares 
When Jack Hobbs is in a picture, or 

our handsome Owen Nares ? 
Guy Newall more than equals all the 

charm of Charlie Ray ; 
And can Ivy Duke be beaten by a 

girl from U.S.A. ? 

Then there's clever George K. Arthur : 

watching him we're never bored. 
And I'll dare say Charlie Chaplin 

hasn't beaten Walter Forde ! 
So although the U.S.A. may think 

their picture stars sublime. 
In beauty and in acting P'ngland 

beat,s them every time ! 

J. M, G. (F.ssex). 

G enial George, the sapient sage, 
E mperor of the Answers Page I 
O f his worth we have no doubt ; 
R eally, what we'd do without 
G eorge to capture and disclose 
E v'ry answer, no one knows ! 

Film AX (London). 

[With apologies.) 
The shades of night were falling fast 
As through a Yankee village pass'd 
A youth, who bore 'mid snow and ice, 
A ticket with this strange device — 
" Extra ; I'm an Extra." 

His brow was sad, his feet were tired, 
He wished he never had been hired ; 
And from his lips, in steady flow. 
Bad language came, and words spoke 
low : 
" An Extra, I'm an Extra." • 

And just ahead he saw the cars, 
That held not Extra lads, but 

" stars." 
He thought : " If I, too, only shone ! " 
And from his lips escaped a groan — 
" An Extra, I'm an Extra I " 

M. B. (Hampstead). 

Oh, wander with me to the gay Broad - 

west ; 
O'er all the wide Screenland their 

films are the best. 
Their plaj-s and their players are all 

" made at home," 
Yet, strangely enough, all their roads 

lead to " Rome." 

Most British of heroes I So bif; and 

so brave, 
With a smile flashing forth from a 

countenance grave : 
So stern, yet so tender, abroad as 

at home — i 

Sure, there never was screen knight 

to match Stewart Rome. 

•• Wkkd " (N.W.8). 


[This is your department of Picture- 
goer, hi it we deal each tnonth with 
ridiculous incidents in current film 
releases. Entries must be made on post- 
cards, and each reader must have his 
or her attempt witnessed by two other 
readers. 2/6 will be awarded to the 
sender of each " Fault " published in 
the PiCTUREGOER. Address : " Faults," 
PiCTUREGOER, 93 ,Long Acrc, W.C. 2.] 

The Coue System ? 

In 1 he Heart of a Wolf " Gaspard 
waves to the boy in the boat, and 
reveals a damaged face and bandaged 
hands. He kneels down, resting his 
face in his hands for a moment, and 
when he next stands up sticking- 
plaster and scratches have miracu- 
lously disappeared. Truly the power 
of the human mind is wonderful.- - 
R. E. R. (Abbey Wood). 

The Bootblack's Worst Customer. 

In The Forged Brtde " James Dant " 
disembarks at the dock and tramps 
many miles to his home. The way is 
dusty, and he looks very much in need 
of a bath when he arrives, but his boots 
still retain a beautiful polish. I 
should like to know his secret. — 
J. P. B. (Slough). 

" Dry " Humour. 

In The Iron Tra i7 Wyndham Stand- 
ing rescues the heroine from drowning. 
He reaches the shore with the girl after 
half an hour of strenuous swimming, 
and pulls her out of the water. Surely 
half an hour is enough time for anyone 
to get soaked to the slrin, yet when 
these two stand once more on the 
shore they are as dry as America. — 
R. T. (Solihull, near Birmingham). 

Scrap-iron Eggs. 

Charles Ray, as " John Steele " in 
Scrap-Iron, places three eggs in a pan 
to fry. The clock on the table shows 
the time to be 12.10, yet when he 
removes the eggs it is i .35 ! Even so, 
he takes them from the pan, and they 
constitute the main part of his lunch. 
Would you fancy 'em ? — D. D. G. 

In Days of Old. 

In the first l--pisode of The Count of 
Monte Cristo " Danglars " is seen wear- 
ing a wristlet watch. As the action of 
the film is supposed to take place in 
Napoleon's time, when I have alwaj-s 
been led to believe wristlet watches 
were unknown, this seems rather out 
of place. — F. D. (I^cup). 

What About the Ship's Purser ? 

'J he heroine in Godlfss Mm has spent 
her early life on a lonely island, which 
.ships never touch. At length one does, 
and takes her to America. During the 
\oyage she appears each day in a 
different dress, also wears silk hose 
and all sorts of fashionable attire. 
Where did she get these ? — J. D. C. 


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Norma Talmadge 

in The Eternal 



branding -.-^ 

Adapted from Honore de Bal- 
zac's " La Duchesse de 
Langeais," with all the 
colour and pomp and glory of 
the second Restoration Period 
in the Court of Louis XVIIL, 
this First National production 
features Norma Talmadge in 
the role of the beautiful and 
flirtatious Duchess. 

Infuriated by the act of 
her husband, the Due de Lan- 
geais,. who wagers on her purity, 
she becomes the heartless 

An alarming discovery. 

coquette of the Court. She toys with men's hearts once 
too often. General Armand de Montriveau, friend of 
Napoleon, learns he is but the object of her vanity, that 
she is laughing at his love. Transformed into a man of 
violent passions, he makes her captive to inflict a terrible 
revenge ; but, somehow, he cannot bring himself to brand 
her forehead with the mark of infamy. He releases her. 
Then comes her suffering. She realises her love for him. 
Her letters are returned unanswered. Every artifice she 
employs to attract him fails. Heartbroken, she goes to 
the convent, determined to renounce the world. Mean- 
time her husband is killed in the wars, and de Montriveau 
learns that her love is not sham. In a powerful denouement 
the lovers are brought together in a happy reunion. 

Magnificent are the settings revealed in this gorgeously 
spectacular photodrama, particularly so the great ballroom 
scene. The photography is the last word of the art of the 
kinematographer, and the direction by Frank Lloyd is the 
work of a master craftsman. A remarkable cast includes 
Conway Tearle, Adolphe Jean Menjou. Wedgwood Nowell, 
Rosemary Theby. Kate Lester, Thomas Ricketts, Irving 
Cummings, and Otis Harlan. 


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W. T. B. (Edinburgh).— (1) Cast of 
The White Moll : " The Adventurer," 
and " The Pug," Richard Travers ; 
" The Sparrow," Walter Lewis ; " His 
Mother," Blanche Davenport ; " The 
Dangler," J. Thornton Baston ; 
" Gipsy Nan," Eva Gordon ; and 
" White Moll," Pearl White. (2) Cast 
of The Juggernaut : " \'iola Ruskin," 
Anita Stewart ; " John Ballard," Earle 
Williams ; " Mrs. Ruskin," Julia 
Swayne ; " Gordon Phillip Hardin," 
William Dunn; "James Hardin," 
Frank Currier; "Mrs. Ballard," Eulalie 
Jensen. (3) Marion Dyer takes the part 
of " Trixie " in Wild Heather. (4) The 
Lost City is a Kilner's Exclusive Film. 
Ko space for more this month. You've 
had your full ration. 

C. M. H. (Kingsford).— W. A. Fresh- 
man was born in Sydney, N.S.W., 
about twenty-one years ago. Educated 
at the Mercers' School, London, and 
at Chatham House College, and des- 
tined to be a barrister. But, after 
playing small parts on the screen and 
managing a touring stage company, 
Billy obtained the star part in The 
Fifth Torm at St. Dominic's. He is now 
playing juvenile lead with Zoe Palmer 
in Thou Shalt Not. (2) Cast of dood 
References : " Mary Wayne," Con- 
stance Talmadge ; " William Mar- 
shall, " Vincent Coleman ; " Peter 
Stearns," Ned Sparks ; " Miss Caroline 
Marshall, " Nellie P. Spaulding ; " Nell 
Norcross," Mona Lisa ; " The Lanil- 
lady," Dorothy Walters. 

TiiK 'Jwo IsyLisiTiVKs (Heme 
Hill). — Don't worry. I'm quite in- 
offensive, (i) The Shit/i was released 
last month, and The Great Moment last 
I)ecember. (2) Cast of Sca)idal : 

" Beatrix Vanderdyke," Constance 
Talmadge ; " Pelliam I'raiiklin," Harry 
C. Browne: "Sutherland Vorke," J. 
Herbert I'rauk ; " Ida l^arpent," Aiiiiee 
Dalmores; "Malcolm Eraser," Gladden 

James ; " Mr.Vanderdyke," W. P. Carle- 
ton; " Mrs. Vanderdyke," Ida Darling. 

Bill's Admirer (Bedford Park). — 
Don't be so polite — I'm not used to it. 
Try Fox Studios, 1417, N. Western 
Avenue, Hollywood, for that photo. 
Send about 2s. to pay for it. Cover of 
liill on " Pictures," Feb. 12, iq2I. 
Illustrated interview in Picturegohr 
December 1921. Dustin Farnum was 
born on Saturday, May 27, 1874. Grey 
eyes, not brown. 

D. W. (Kingswood) — (i) In Helio- 
trope : " Jimmie Andrews," Wilfred 
Lytell ; " Sam Johnson," Hen Hen- 
dricks ; " Josephine Hasdock," Julia 
Swayne Gordon ; " Mabel Andrews," 
Betty Hilburn ; " Alice Hale Has- 
dock," Diana Allen ; " Heliotrope 
Harry Hasdock," Fred Burton ; 
" George Andrews," Clayton White ; 
" Spike Foley," William B. Mack ; 
" Governor Mercer," William H. 
Tooker ; " Warden Michael F>yne," 
Thomas J. I'inlay. (2) Cast of The 
Wonderful Chance : " Swagger Bar- 
low " and " Lord Birmingham," Eu- 
gene O'Brien ; " Red Dugan," Tom 
Blake ; " Joe Klingsby," Rodolph 
\'alcntino ; " Haggerty," Joe Flani- 
gan ; " Parker Winton," Warren Cook ; 
" Peggy Winton," Martha Mansheld. 

Happy (Stockport) " Goes to the 
pictures every week, as her father is 
the chairman of two kincmas." No 
wonder you're happy, Happy ! Charles 
Jones (" Buck " is a nickname), born 
Vincennes. Indiana; he's married, and 
has one little daughter. More about 
liuck in PicTiRT r.oi.R August 192 1. 

La»y D. (Merringham). — (i) How- 
ard Gaye (" Lord Byron " in The 
Prince of Lovers) is descended from 
John (iay. the author of " The 
Beggar's Opera. " His mother was the 
daughter of .Mr. Chapman, who pub- 
hshcd most of Dickcirs' books. 13orn 

at Hitchin ; went to America in 1912, 
where he played in many films, in- 
cluding The birth of a Nation, Intoler- 
ance, The Avenging Comcience, Home 
Sweet Home, The Spirit of '76, and Iris. 
The Prince of Lovers is his first British 
film, and he by no means intends that 
it shall be his last. He has come to 
England with a view to tecoming 
associated with a British film concern 
as an actor-director. 

G. S. (Dundee). • — Do you take 
me for President Wilson ? Fourteen 
questions, forsooth ! (i) Fay Compton 
was with the old London Film Com- 
pany. Enchantment is one of her first. 
(2) We are having something akin to 
your first suggestion next September ; 
but don't tell the world. (3) Sydney 
Carlisle was " Manny " in Htimoresque. 
(4) The " Kinematograph Weekly " is 
a trade organ. Ask the manager of 
your pet kinema about that. In The 
Bigamist : " Pamela Arnott," Ivy 
Duke; "Herbert Arnott," Julian 
Royce ; " The Arnott Children," Prylla 
and Betty Barclay; "Richard Car- 
ruthers," A. Bromley Davenport ; 
" Mrs. Carruthers," Dorothy Scott ; 
" Blanche Maitland," Barbara Everest; 
" Cafe Proprietor," Douglas Munro ; 
" George Dare," Guy Newall. And 
leave all Kinema Colleges severely 
alone is my parting advice to you. 
Write in for the rest again some time. 

P. H. (Birmingham). — Cast of 
Phroso : " Lord Wheatley," Reginald 
Owen ; " Constantine Stefanopoulos," 
M. Paul Capellani ; "Hon. Dennis 
S winton," Harrison Brown ; " Wat- 
kins," M. Monfils ; " Captain Martin," 
M. Numa ; " Dimitri. " Signe Lo 
Turce ; " Mrs. Constantine Stefano- 
poulos," Mme. Jeanne Desclos ; " Mou- 
raki Pasha," M. Maxudian ; " \'lache," 
M. \'anel ; " Kortes," M. Raoul Paoli ; 
" Pauayiota," Mile. Poupa Kassieri ; 
" Phroso," Malvina Longfellow. Whew ! 
Now my pen's dislocated. Sowf names! 

V. W. L. (Ramsgate). — Sub-titles 
are words thrown on the screen at 
intervals during a picture, which give 
parts of conversations and explana- 
tions which cannot be shown in the 

Norma (Southsea)— Hopes her letter 
" won't knock me up." I'm used to 
hard knocks. Norma, (i) Cast of The 
Red Lantern : " Malilee " and " Blanche 
Sackville," Nazimova ; " Mme. Ling," 
Mrs. McWade ; " Huang Ma," \ir- 
ginia Ross ; " Sir P. Sackville, " Frank 
Currier ; " Rev. Alex. Templeton," 
Winter Hall ; " Mrs. Templeton," Amy 
\'an Ness ; " Andrew Templeton," 
Darrcll Foss ; " Sam Wang," Noah 
Beery ; " Chung, " Harry Mann ;. 
" Sing," Tukio Ao Tamo ; " Jung Lu," 
Ed. J. Connelly. (2) VV5 or No 
featured Norma Talmadge. (3) Juanita 
Hansen's newest film is The Broadway 
Madonna with Juanita as a lady " tec." 

Two Reapers (Walthamstow). — 
(i) Mary Miles Minter, not Mary Pick- 
ford, in the December 1921 "Shadow- 
land." (2) Requests for art plates shall 
be attended to. 


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Red Chrysakthemum. — (i) Ro- 
dolph Valentino is dark — a true Italian. 
He's married to Winifred Hudnut, 
and they may both be coming to 
England to play in a revue. Some of 
his films are : Delicious Little Devil, All 
Night, Eyes of Youth, Ambition, Pas- 
sion Playground, Four Horseryien of the 
Apocalypse, The Wonderful Chance, 
The Conquering Power, The Sheik, 
Blood and Sand, and The Young Rajah. 
Write to him c.o. Picturegoer. 

(2) Nothing's certain in this life ! But 
try your luck, anyway. 

P. M. P. (K. L.). — Cast of Way Down 
East : " Anna Moore," Lillian Gish ; 
" Her Mother," Mrs. David Landau ; 
"Mrs. Tremont," Josephine Bernard; 
" Diana Tremont," Mrs. Morgan Bel- 
mont ; " Her Sister," Patricia Fruen ; 
" The Eccentric Aunt," Florence 
Short ; " Lennox Sanderson," Lowell 
Sherman ; " Squire Bartlett," Burr 
Mcintosh ; " Mrs. Bartlett," Kate 
Bruce ; " David Bartlett," Richard 
Barthelmess ; "Martha Perkins," 
ViviaOgden ; " Seth Holcomb," Porter 
Strong; "Reuben Wliipple," George 
Neville ; " Hi Holler," Edgar Nelson ; 
" Kate Brewster," i\Iary Hay; " Pro- 
fessor Sterling," Creighton Hale ; 
" Maria Poole," Emily Fitzroy. (2) In 
Hearts are Trumps : " I-ord Altcar," 
Winter Hall ; " Michael Wain," Frank 
Brownlee ; " Dora Woodberry," Alice 
Terry ; " Lady Winifred," Francelia 
Billington ; " Lord Burford," Joseph 
Kilgour ; " Maur.i_ce Felden," Brinsley 
Shaw ; " Dyson," Thomas Jefferson ; 
" John Gillespie," Norman Kennedy; 
" Brother Christophe," Edward Con- 
nelly. (3) Creighton Hale is, and has 
always been, Creighton Hale. (4) c.o. 
Picturegoer, with the usual stamped 
plain envelope. 

Violet Hopson's Adorer (Folke- 
stone). — Don't put that black curse 
on me this time, adoring one. Let 
me do my own "cussing." (i) Try 
Walter West, Princes' Studios, Kew 
Bridge, Brentford, Middlesex, for 
photos. (2) The interview you ask for 
is in this month's Picturegoer. 

(3) Stewart Rome lives at Richmond. 

(4) Ours not to reason why, little one. 

(5) Illustrated article by Violet Hopson 
in Picturegoer May 1921. Page of 
pictures in Pictures and Picture- 
goer Oct. 30, 1920. 

Rex's Adorer. — Rex Davis born in 
1890. Principal films : The House of 
Teniperley, The Fool, The Younger 
Sister, Polly's Progress, Shepherd Lassie 
of Argyle. Won by a Head, Rodney 
Stone, The Pride of the Fancy, and The 
Crimson Circle. Address all letters to 
film stars c.o. Picturegoer. Yes, 
Rex is a nice boy. 

L' Allegro (Liverpool) Prefers 
writing to me to studying Pyt)iagoras 
and Henry VIII. Showing thereby 
very good taste. (i) Miss Hobhs, 
Wanda Hawley's first independent 
picture, was released Dec. 16, 1922. 
(2) Constance Talmadge's next film, 
Woman's Place, released March 12, 
1923. (3) Ivor Novello has appeared 

in The Man Without Desire as well as 
the other films you mention. (4) Look 
at my picture inside front cover and 
form your own conclusions. 

C. W. F. (Fulham).— (i) Phyllis 
Haver born Douglas, Kansas, Jan. 6, 
1S99. Blonde hair, blue eyes, and fair 
complexion. Some of her films : Never 
Too Old, The Foolish Age, Among 
Those Present, Salome v. Shenandoah, 
Married Life, Love, Honour and Behave, 
and A Small Toivn Idol. (2) Your 
prayer has been granted. (3) Wlien a 
film breaks, the edges are damped and 
pressed against each other until they 
stick firmly. 

Wally's Adorer (Paris). — There 
seems to be an epidemic of politeness 
around just now. (i) W'ally Reid is not 
leaving Famous Lasky. (2) Dorothy 
Davenport hasn't been working lately. 

L. R. (Wandsworth Common). — 
Frank Dane's newest film is Creation. 

Tripe (Liverpool).— (i) Peter Ibbet- 
son released May 14, 1923. See reply 
above for the others. (2) I first took 
upon myself the burden of your film 
worries on April 12, 1920. I'm still 
living, but ageing fast. 

E. B. (Leeds). — Dorothy and Lillian 
Gish have never played in serials. 
Who wins ? 

Casilda - Gianetta (Newcastle). — 
Don't you mean Barataria, my child ? 
(i) Sorry, they're too far back. 
(2) Yes. (3) Not so as you'd notice it. 

F. R. (Heme Hill).— Rumour hath 
it that Pearl White has entered a 

A Constant Reader. — Baby Marie 
Osborne is nine years old. Hope that 
settles the office dispute satisfactorily. 
Halves ? 

Charles (Chiswick Mall). — Sorry to 
damp your youthful ardour, but 
" Faults " must be witnessed or they 
can't be entered for the competition. 

M. B. (Blackpool). — You're right. 
George Dewhurst did write The Narrow 
Valley. John Fleming is the man who 
wrote the story of the film for 
" Pictures." 

Y. R. (Croydon).— The Art Depart- 
ment has a standing feud with noses — 
and delights in spoiling people's classic 
beauty. Look what they did to mine 
in " Pictures," Jan. i, 192 1. 

H. S. (Romford).— (i) Alice Calhoun 
was born in Cleveland, Ohio, educated 
there, and started film work at an 
early age. Some of her films are : 
The' Thirteenth Chair, Everybody' s Busi- 
ness, A Bride in Bond, Sea Rider, The 
Dream, Princess Jones, Charming De- 
ceiver, and The Little Mimster. (2) Con- 
stance Binney was born in New York. 
She was a dancer u\-Oh, Lady, Lady ! 
and has appeared in The Sporting Life, 
The Test of Honour, 39 East, Erstwhile 
Susan, Something Different, Such a 
Little Queen, and A Bill of Divorcement. 
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released this month. 

W. H. (Birmingham).— ^Thanks for 
interesting letter. Pearl White has sig- 
nified her intention of giving up film 
work J ro tern. Brickbats and Bouquets 
duly noted. Aren't you a little severe ? 

Ardent (Birmingham). — Letter for- 
warded as requested. 

J. J. (Bournemouth). — Raymond 
McKee was born in Iowa, 111. Brown 
hair and grey eyes. Height, 5 ft. 7J in. 
Some of his films are : Heart of the 
Hills, Katherine Mavonrneen, Captain 
Kidd, 1 lie Little Wanderer, Girl 0' My 
Heart. Flame of Youth, Ming Toy, 
The Lamplighter, and The Little Mother. 

E. C. (Sutton). — All letters to film 
stars, if sent to Picturegoer, will be 
forwarded — for the umpteenth time of 

Heart (Edinburgh). — Cast of The 
Wander Man: "Henri D'Alour," 
(ieorges Carpentier ; " Dorothy 
Stoner, " Faire Binney ; " Mrs. Stoner," 
Ilorence Billings ; " Mr. Stoner," 
Downing Clarke ; " Mr. E. G. Stevens," 
Cecil Owen ; " Alan Gardner," Robert 
liarrat ; " Henri's Friend," Fran9ois 
I )escamps. 

D. I). J. (I'orfar). — Wishes recipro- 
< atcd. 

A Roman (Congleton). — Stewart 
Rome's real name is Wernham Ryott. 
Born Jan. 30, 18S6. Work it out I 

Amor C. T. (Cape Town). — 
(i) Albert Roscoe did not appear in 
The Woman in His House. Some of 
liis films are : The Siren's Song, Evan- 

geline, A Man's Country, Her Purchase 
Price, Last of the Mohicans, Madame 
X., Her Unwilling Husband, and The 
Last Card. 

D. W. (Calcutta).— All let.-'-s to 
film stars c.o. Picturegoer. 

Free Stater (London). — (i) Signor 
Caruso has appeared in two films — My 
Cousin and A Splendid Romance. 
(2) The Pickfords and Tom Moore are 
Irish. Colleen Moore, who is really 
Kathleen Morrison, is of Irish descent, 
so is Tom Meighan. 

M. H. (Mile End Gate). — Comedies 
don't count. That one's above criti- 
cism, anyway. 

Sybil (W^alton - on - Thames). — No 
photos of either. Letters to any and 
every star, if sent under cover of 
Picturegoer, will be forwarded. 

Vera (Watford). — (i) Harry Myers 
was the Yankee in A Yankee at the 
Court of King Arthur. (2) Some of 
Katherine MacDonald's films are — 
The Notorious Miss Lisle, Passion's 
Playground, Curtain, My Lady's Latch- 
key, Trust Your Wife, and Stranger 
Than Fiction. W'ishes reciprocated. 

M. C. (Bedfordshire).— (i) Yes. 
(2) Madge Titheradge isn't married. 
Neither is Jack Holt. (3) Langhorne 
Burton played a dual role in A Man's 
Shadow — " Peter Beresford " and 
" Julian Grey." Violet Graham was 
" Vivien Beresford," his wife. 

Peggy (Bramley). — (i) Stewart 
Rome was born on Jan. 30, 1886, at 
Newbury, Berks. Studied civil en- 
gineering, but gave it up for the stage. 
A long interview with him in Aug. 192 1 
Picturegoer. He's a bachelor, and 
just back from Germany, playing for 
Dewhurst Productions in What the 
Butler Saw. A few of his films are — 
The Great Gay Road, Her Son, A 
Gentleman Rider, Snow in the Desert, 
A Daughter of Eve, The White Hope, 
and When Greek Meets Greek. Page 
plate of Stewart in the March 1922 

Pug (London). — You're a ready 
reckoner, certainly. Your prayer for 
a long article on Ethel Clayton was 
granted in the Nov. 1921 Picture- 
goer. She was born at Champaign, 
111., in 1890, and educated at a Chicago 
convent. Height, 5 ft. 5 in. ; weight, 
130 lb. Grey eyes and red-gold hair. 
Some of her films are The Soul Without 
Windo'ws, A Sporting Chance, More 
Deadly Than the Male, Young Mrs. 
Winthorp, 1 he Ladder of Lies, Sins of 
Rosanne, and The City Sparrow. Now 
working on an Achmed Abdullah 
story, The Remittance Woman. 

A. E. (Trowbridge). — (i) Fred 
Groves, Hugh E. Wright, and Moyna 
MacGill played in Garryowen. [2) 
Principal players in Carnival are 
Matheson Lang, Ivor Novello, and 
Hilda Bayley. (3) Cast of The Adven- 
tures of Ruth : " Ruth Robin," Ruth 
Roland ; " Bob Wright," Herbert 
Heyes ; "La Farge," Thomas Ling- 
ham ; " Paul Brighton." William 
Human ; " Way man," Charles Ben- 
nett ; " Countess Zitka," Helen Case. 
You'll find the cast of The Son of 
Tarzan amongst last month's answers. 

Mary (Birmingham). — Rodolph 
Valentino is married to Natascha 
Rambova (Winifred Hudnut). He 
started as a professional dancer, and 
later went into musical comedy. 
(2) His hobbies are gardening, dancing, 
riding, hill-climbing, and dog-breeding. 
Height, 5 ft. II in. Brown eyes and 
black hair. Bom in Castellaneta, Italy. 
His real name is Antonio Guglielmi, 
but he decided, in the interests of 
humanity and .\nswers Men, to change 
this for something a little more 

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visitor from that country to the studio. 
Her dances are, indeed, a great 
attraction, and generally much ad 
mired. She has appeared in an exceed- 
ingly large number of productions, 
mostly French, but this assuredly is 
her greatest success, except, perhaps, 
for her very latest picture, Vidocq, 
which will ncl appear in the kinemas 
till the end of February. 

The Bod Boy is the title of a new 
French film, which is expected to cause 
quite a sensation, for it deals with 
every aspect of modern life. The 
cast of actors and actresses is a re- 
markable one. There are famous 
artistes from the big Paris theatres, 
including Maurice Chevalier, the 
French comedian, Nina Myral, the 
danseuse Jasmine, and many others. 
It is an amusing parody, 1 am told, 
on French life as it is to-day, and there 
are some very funny scenes of night 
life, as well as some slightly lighter 
ones. This latter seems somehow to 
be inevitable in certain French pro- 
ductions, and in Le Mauvais Gar^on 
the tendency is again apparent. 

There was a rumour current in 
kinema quarters the other day that, 
on a demand made by the German 
Government, the splendid Four Horse- 
men of the Apocalypse was banned 
from being shown in P'rench kinemas. 
This, however, was incorrect, and, as 
the Paris director of Loew-Metro, 
which deals with the Rex Ingram 

pictures, said to me, "It will be a 
very long time before the film is 
finally taken of^ the French screen." 
I agree with him there, for this Rex 
Ingram picture is having the same 
success here as it did in London and 
New York, and this after over 
two years' showing in the French 

Since Rodolph Valentino's appear- 
ance in The Four Horsemen and 
Camille the majority of the pretty 
Parisian women have become quite 
infatuated with him, and wdierever his 
films are being shown there are always 
large crowds of his feminine admirers 
queueing up outside. It is the same 
as in America, and Valentino has 
quickly become a most popular idol. 
The fair sex is simply raving over him, 
and especially in the Gay City. Even 
if Carpcntier had not lost to Siki, it 
is doubtful whether he would have 
kept his prominent position in the 
feminine .world, against the com- 
petition of such a rival. 

A film now being produced at 
Boulogne-sur-Seine, near Paris, by 
M. Goyer, a French producer, operat- 
ing for a private company, depicts the 
history of dancing throughout the 
ages. All the various steps are being 
taken by slow - motion pliotography, 
and the result when seen on the screen 
ought to prove extremely interesting. 
The young English danseuse, Iris Rowe, 
and M. Robert Quinault, the celebrated 
French dancer, together with a number 
of stars from the Opera House, take 
part in this film. Oscar M. Sheridan. 


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Fict\JK25 dt\d Pict\jKe0^sf 

Worst " campaign, and 
prove once and for all 
that the pen is mightier 
than producers and 
players put together. 



Your VieWs and Ours 

FOILED again ! On a preceding 
page you will find a base 
attempt to break my only New 
Year Resolution. I mean the one 
anent no more 
The End of a voting contests. 
Noble Effort. But the thing is 
done, and no doubt 
long before you read these dejected 
lines, you have hastened to shower 
upon my hapless head your idea of 
the twelve best films of nineteen- 
twenty-two. No protest of mine 
can possibly stem the tifle of Think- 
ers once it has commenced its inky 
flow. So go to it (if you have not 
already gone), and the results will 
duly appear upon this page. The 
originator, who never was a friend of 
mine, I shall also deal with — in 
camera- -in due course ; and without 

A XI), while you are about it, you 
may also record your votes 
for the best individual performance 
of the past year. Candidates may 
be of either sex, 
Let's Be and of British, 
TJiorougli .' American or other 
nationahty. We 
may as well do the tiling properly 
now we've started. Without fear of 
treading on " Tattenham's " toes. 
1 herewith present you with a few 
likely winners. Eric Stroheim in 
Foolish Wives, Lillian Gish in Way 
Doiiu East: Monte Blue in Orphans 
of the Storm, l^odolph \*alentino in 
J'he Four Horsemen, Betty Balfour in 
Squibs, and >o an, ad injinitum. 
After tliat. we'll start a " Who's 

ERE'S the recipe 
for a picture 
policy as outlined by 
one of the oldest and 
most successful exhibi- 
tors in a small town 
along the Canadian 
border : 
The Perfect "Give 
Programme them 
Policy. strong 
occasionally a picture 
with a sad ending — 
but only occasionally— 
be sure of that. EoIIqw 
the stars until they 
break or are made, and 
if you buy pictures for 
^^ _ story values, be sure 

they are stories that 
are well known, even 
if they are old. If you strike 
a bad season put two features 
on your bill, and if you are a 
small operator, as I am, and can't 
afford two big ones, put on one big 
one and one old oney Would you 
patronise a kinema worked on these 
lines ? Or are you a " the-story's- 
the-thing " shouter ? 

TRUE to his propensity for fight- 
ing, Rob Roy seems to have 
started something. Listen to these : 
" I wish to present the biggest 
bouquet pro- 
A Scot curable to W. P. 

Wha Hae. Kellino, West- 
minster producer, 
for his admirable screen version of 
Rob Roy. Never until now have I 
been so deliciously thrilled and cap- 
tivated by any film as I am with this ; 
it is the most entertaining motion 
picture that I, personally, have 
ever seen ! In my humble opinion, 
it is far more thrilling even than 
Way Doivn East or Orphans of the 
Storm. Such a bold statement may, 
naturally enough, be based on the 
fact that Rob Roy deals with a 
romantic phase of Scotland in by- 
gone days, therefore making its 
greatest appeal to Scottish people. 
No n\atter, it will prove a big attrac- 
tion everywhere, and establish 
British productions in .America." — 
D. D. J. (Forfar) 

Only the thought of what hap- 
pened when " George " made a joke 
jirevents me from adding the ob- 
vious comment !J 


DON'T you think it's time Rob 
Roy McGregor was left to 
R.I. P. ? We have had books and 
plays and motion pictures of him — 
good, bad, and in- 
And Anither different — and to 
Wha Hiien't. my mind this last 
effort is the most 
indifferent of all. We have the fine 
scenery round Loch Lomond and 
Inversnaid ; we have the historic 
walls of Stirling Castle before us, 
and the old Stirling Bridge ; but 
why, oh why, build such pasteboard 
looking affairs like the fort at Inver- 
snaid and the thatched church ? 
And why put into a picture, that 
boasts foundation on fact, the en- 
tirely imaginary infatuation of Mont- 
rose for Helen Campbell ? Rob 
Roy McGregor, a black sheep who 
has been strenuously white-washed, 
was undoubtedly a very nmch- 
wronged man ; but he was no gallant 
hero such as David Hawthorne 
would have us believe. And let 
me add, in conclusion, that if 
Walter Scott's version, with ' Baillie 
Nicol Jarvie ' and ' the Dougal 
Crater ' is the fruit of his imagina- 
tion as against the scenarist's em- 
broidered facts (!), give me the 
former every time.' — M. R. {Dun- 

THE ' Rave-Over-Rudy ' Rally 
is now in full swing. Saith 
Rodolph Valentino Fan {Birming- 
ham) : " Why are fans here not more 

enthusiastic about 

'T was Bound 'Rudy' Valen- 

To Come. tino ? It needed 

only • The Four 
Horsemen and The Sheik to establish 
him as America's /;>s/ /flt'owri'/^. The 
women adore him, and the men 
' learn about loving from him.' 
In The Four Horsemen, he stood 
out a rare, magnetic personality. 
I'm no silly flapper ; but I consider 
him a very sincere, intelligent young 
actor. He is ' different,' has 
subtlety, and appeals to the im- 
We're tired of 
registering no- 
bility in every 
closeup.' Ro- 
dolph is the 
of the R o- 
m a n c e wo 
longed for but 
thought dead. 
It is that • de- 
licious bit of de- 
vilry' that is one of 
his greatest charms." The Thinker. 

MARCH 1923 

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When Greek Meets Greek.' 

Produced b- WALTKR WtST. 


MAKCH ist, 1923. 
l':iMii,..i., (. hlii^;f..r.l. 
I'liiilHK , l.<int: l\.itoll. 
Ko^y, H.i.u|.. 
P.iviliitii, K<i\i<)ii. 

rriiMf^ KiMi'iM.1, l.l.iii'lii.liiM. 
I'll il I'll lijr< Ili>iis<'. 
I'.ili.i-. Dm.II.'v IIiII. 
r.l.i... \\.-^i 
I'l.uit.- II. .H-.-, M.illliy. 

MARCH stli, 1923., I .' 
l-liiipin-, <ir«Mt ll.irw.Mxi. 
l.yM'uiii. Ilulin.-. 
Ili|>l>.»lri>iii<-, r.i.|mi.riliTi. 
C'itt 111. I, riitinisc.H*. 
l'i>-liirr.|roiin'. Ilr.i.lf'irtl. 
I'r.-rMicr, KiiiiluT worth. 
yu.-.M-, liiiirliy llill. 
St. (,.-..r^.'.; Ihill, 
I'..l.i..-. U-.,kinK. 

S.IV..V. llM>l<ll. 

I'.vili..!,. t .ir.lifif. 

(). I.ll.ll.m>, Ui->1 H.irllep<)<il. 

MARCH 8th. 1923. 

lviM|>irr, l.iri'uv. 

(..vv. K. i^lil.v. 

C iiit'in.i it.- I.iix.-. .Nc^\h.»\ch., 'I'lJiiliridii.'. 

I'll Inn- llf.iiM-. It.Mi.iiislu'ld. 

ri.iyh.iiisc. Morpi'th. 

I.OUVU-, l*;irkh.'-ul. 

IV..|.I.'S, Drill. .11. 

Iviiipiii'. KirUh.iin. 

I.\iMchi<iisi', I'r.-s.'jt. 

( r'.ss l..ui(', nr.ull..r<I. 

llvMimi. I!r;i(lf..r<l. 

Hi turr ll.ill. S<iulh I-.IMS..11. 

I'al.i.'i' ..I V.iru'tics, Kirius Nu 

MARCH I2th, 1923. 

I'l. liiir II..11S1'. I )|K-n<h.uv. , ( tii-.tli.ini Hill. 
I'^iiipir.'. O'iuh. 
I'.il.i.i'. r:,-,k, HiMt.i.i. 
Hipi>(«lr.)m.', Hr.ulf. .rtl. 
I*riii<i'Sb Ciiu'iii.i, H'^s'I.iiitl. 
C iticiua ll.tusf, l.c.lhury. 
I>.il.i.-c. Crcit Uri.luM-. 
New i;ii'. trie, Dorkiii;;. 
(Jii.'.ii's ll:iM. Hnli.^ltl. 
\\..rl,iii..irs ll.ill. (;,ir.l.ll.,itli. 
Ilip|...,lr,.iiK-. Hi-,h..p .\ii. kl.ui. 

.MARCH ijih, 19^3. 

Doiiii-t. \\..rlhiii(;. 

liUriri. Thc.itr.-. Civrrsli.iu. 

ToHfl H.lll, S.Ml.111. 

lni(K-rial, CoiniiuTi-Jal Road. 
Cin.iii.i, Mill Hill. 
Rniiiill.v Hall, U.irry. 
IMftiiiv H.iiisc, W'r.isle. 
l-.iiipirr. Il.iuilx-r liridgc. 
IkT'-sford. l.ivcr|>.K>l. 
I'alari-. Ilcrknioiidwikc-. Ni.nh.illirtiiii. 

MARCH 19th, 1923. 

j:iit.\ lir.idl.ird. 

RiK t.H.-, .Shcftii-ld. 

Palaii-, Stafford. 

(^iiirnia. l/>iii:l'iii. 

I'-nipirc. ('liM'thorpc. 

Pi. lure H.-nisi*, ("Iri-iinsl.T. 

WDrkiiian's H.ill. .Vluuiitaiii .Ash. 

I-'iiipirc, Ncwiastlo. 

MARCH 2znd, 1923. 
Hiji.u, Sh.>rcliarii. 
I'ii'tiiri' I'.ilai*, .N'avaii. 
Kuiijhtstdiii' Paviliuii, W'csCoi 

luiipiri', Str.iml. 

' 1. 1. ■.■(!■-, i.iiii.r.... . 

|.-«ii II. ,11. M..M. 

Ai^'ljiilh. Li\ crptKil. 

(..r>v. H.ilifax. 

'd.'liv, .Ashl.jii, Birmingham 

MARCH 26th, 1923. 

I'.nipiie, St. .Aniii^. 
Pa\ili(iii, R.iwi'iislhon*- 
llniprc-s-., Will. in. 
Colvmibia, Harknry. 
I''lysiii[ii, I-aslbouni*', 
.\rra.l.'. C'.iinl«Tly. 
(.Inlx-, liriMi.l. 
I*i. ture House*, Salisbury. 
Windsor, l\-iiarlh. 
l.».p ll.ill, Ch..p»»ll. 

IVlARCH 29th, 1923., J'amh.iiM. 
I^iiipiff, (ilossop. 
P.ill.i.Iiuin, WVyoioiith. 
Cosy C'iiuiiia. JViinyiljm'ii. 
ImjH-rial. 'lyiif l>tK-k. 
Unipiu-. Chit'Thaui. 
.\ssi-nilily K'Kinui, Hull. 
Pirlur.-ilroiiM-, Bur I'm -tin -Trent. 
I..i.l\ w.kkI t. iii.;nia, Hiriiiiiigbam. 

MARCH 1st, 1923. 
Inipil.'. II. >v.'. 
St. .11 I'lr.ilr., N.'wiasUe. 
l\iii[iii.-, K'olhrrli.iiii. 

MARCH 5th, 1923. 

(.Kmi I ll'M.T. 

■^l .1 I i-ll.ior.l. 
MARCH 8th, 1923. 

IV It. Cill.T.llll.l, (.I.ISKOIV. 

(ir.iiiL.'.-. KillHirii. 
lMiiiiri>t, Khyl. 
(iKiiii, iS'i.xhani. 
I'.ill.i.liuni, l<ip..ii. 

The Lilac Sunbonnet. 

MARCH I2th, 1923. 
Ilro.i.lw.iy. r,..liiiL;. 
(.ri)r;:c- Stroi-t, 
Olyinpia, Hla.khill. 
i\li.!rii Ih.Mtri', Wottin-suppr- 

MARCH isth, 1923. 
I.iiipir.-. Birk.-iih.-.i.l. 
Cro-s l.aiir, lir.iiKord. 
i:iy>i.iii. Ur.iilfonl., hiniiitiuham. 
Palla.liuni, B.*.*st..ii. 

MARCH 19th. 1923. 


Produced by SIDNEY MORGAN. 
Leadini( Player JOAN MORGAN. 

I'.ii.i..'. .Milih.iiii. 
Pu lurwlronu-. .\lK-i.i\'.-.n. 
Wavcrly. Shawlaiids, (ilasxow. 
(jraiid Cinema, livtsham. 

MARCH 2znd, 1923. 

II:pp.Kiroiiu', M.^scs (i.iti*. 
(.1111. N..rth Ornisby. rhcalii', .North Shields 


MARCH 26th, 
N.w Koyalty, 




Piclur.' House, Mclksham. 
Pi. ture ll.iuse. Street. 
Palare, l.cith. 
jMupire, Bury. 

Son of Kissing Cup." 

MARCH ist. 1923. 
luiijiir.-, (.Ios>op. 

MARCH Sth, 1923. 

Kiiii;'-. Ilk. -^I. .11. 
lni|»Ti.'il, N.-wiv. 
P.,1 1..-, ( li< ll.iih.iin. 

t.'llli'lll.l. < .i>tlewell,iil. 

M.ij. ^ti.-, I>.wsl>iirv. 

MARCH I2th, 1923. 

Vi.ton.i. (Line ((. .l.iys). 

Pi. lur.'ilr. line. .Somhporl. 

P.iviliuii, leeils. 

I'll. ire, Doiiiasler ((. .lavs). 

Pielure, liatley. 

Kiiipire. Kotlurh.iin. 

K\u^\ Hill. St'iiirliridne (fi davs). 

M.irllior.i, Mirldli-sbr.HiKh (i days). 

Mli.iiiil.ra. Bell.Kl. 

hull (d.l.iys). 

Produced by WALTER WEST. 
Leading Players VIOLET HOPSO.N 

l).-.inM;.ile Pi. ture House, .Man- 
chester (6 days). 
Klertric Theatre, B.irnsley (ft days). 
I'liliirist. Biniiiniihain (ft days), 
(iau'ty, livherhert. 
StoU rheatre, Ncw.astle (<i da>-s). 
Hippodrome, Bishop .\uekl.irid. 
St. Columb's H.lll, l.oii.i.mderry. 
Pal.iiv, Slaplelonl. 
Kind's. Mxni.iiith. 

MARCH 8lh, 1923. 

l...l.Kiiiith St.. Noltiii; 

C'u.-Ill.l, IIikIi Street. 1 
Klll:j'>. Nl«..l-.lle .111 1 

(111.111. 1, l.l.iiiilly., Newry. 
P.dl.i.liiiin. K.iru.'ii. 



MARCH isth, 1923. 

Premier, M.i. elish.ld 
Pi.liir.' 11. .11^.-. MiMiiw 
Pi. tiir. 11. .11..-. 1...-.K. 

C.irllon, (..K.le. 
l.iHii H.lll. Mirh.'l.l. 

MARCH 19th, 1923. 

Pi. Inn H..iise, .M.-rli-y. 

Pniiress, .\. . ri!.i;t.iii ( 


MARCH 22nd, 1923. 

Par.i.con. Grimsby. 
P.ilaie, fori I oil .Avon. 
Cosy Cinem.i, M.iestcK. 
Pi. lure House. B.iiiKor. 
I'.nipire. Stiuthbaiik. 
M.ijesiie. I>e\\sbiirv. 
Lyrii Pi. ture House. Letnls, 

Ci^ip H.lll, (.litlier.K-. 
\.riiuii lUsford. 
Malveni. I^-eds., Mid.llesboro. 
lni|, Birmingham. 
New Pill.nliuiu, llockley. 

MARCH 29th, 1923. 
Waldorf Pieturc Thcatn", 

Cinema, Hale. 

Palais-<le-I,uxe, Wo<xl Green 
Imperial, Clapham Jiiiietion. 
I'remier. Harrimi.iy. 
G.iicty, Treherbert. 
Mmi'ir.-, Newivistlc. 


MARCH 26th. 1923. 

HippiHlrome. Blackpool (6 days). 
Public Hall, Cohvyn Bay. 
Futurist, Scirboniuish. 
Central, Redcar. 
Pl.Tyhouse,. Wakefield, 
tiraiid Cinema, Kvesham. 
Coliseum, .MxTiiaveuny. 
Picture House, Coleraine. 
Imperial, Clapham J uiiclioii(f> da >"s). 
M.ijpstic, Clapham. 

MARCH 29th, 1933. 

Cinema, ^'sI^.^dmyll.lch. 
I'mpire K.irlstowii. 
Town Hall, Conway. 
Kmpire. Kothcrham. 
l'.i\'ili'^ii, Shipley. 

»♦ ^m*rl<»* T yiHv " Produced by WALTER WEST. 
CFV.C1I IC:!. M^aVty . Itjiding PlayerH VIOLET HOPSO 

MARCH isl, 1923. 
Prince's P.1V1I1..11, W.ilth.iiiislo' 
r..wii H.lll, S.'iloii. 
V.iu.leville, ( olclleslrr. 
Tlie.itre, Ky.l.v 
Cinein.i Koval. IC|>soiii. 
Beli;r.iv.> Ciiiem.i. Mulley. 
Pn lure House. I ir.mth.iiii. 
Pi.'. Sli-.ilor.l. 
C.K>|i H.lll, ( liopw.ll. 
(d.ili. . ( i.iw.r.H.k. 
(,iii..l l.'inplars, P.iisli v. 
Pii line House, (.oiir.i. k. 
Sl.iidey H.lll. C.irll-le. 
Pi. tine lliiiisi-. l'..inber. 
I..W11 11.11, .M..1.I. 

Pri'llili'l , IJlli'eii>.|MlI v. 

MARCH sih, 192 |. 

l.v..'lllii. Hli.l.leixh.'l.l. 

I'll tun- House, 1. 11111. '(k. 

P.ill.i.linin, Btiislerii. 

l.MM. ('.iiin.iitli.'ii. 

Pavilfin. D.ilUellh. Iviie l>.Hk. 

S.iv. v. I .liiil.uii;h. 

l'l.i\ll. .ilsr. .\l>i 

I.v.ellin. Bell.iHl. 

\ I. Ion. I, l.iiiihlon Itiir./.ii.l. 

i:i.clri. , W.-Mbri.r.:.- 

rii.itiltr.l rii.-.ilii . .\..rivicli II. d.ivs) 

P.ill.i.lnini. Wevii h 11. .l.ivs). 

M.i).-li. . N.Tlli.iiiiploii. 
MARCH Klh. 1023. 
\|. el. ( .11.1.. Il.v. 
V 1. t.iri.i. Il.ii|>' 11. 

llr...i.lw.i>. M Ues. 
llip|>.«li.>mc. M.ilton. 
P.ivilion. Chelinsloril. 
ITiciire Koyal, Deal. 
Bij.'ii, Sh..reli.iin. 
P.ix'ilion. M.itl.tck. 
Sell. I Th.-.ilre, Hu.knell. 
Pi. tiiri' House He.liiestor.l. C,|i,.w. 
(•I. 111. I llieatre. Iturnopuel'l. 
I'll. lie I'he.itt.'. Duiifcrniliii 
t loiimel.,, Wliilwortb. 
Kii.^'« ll.ill, 

MARCH 12th, 1923. 

.\.« (, W.-vi iM.rt.Hi. 
( ..~.v, II ihf.ix 
kill's H.lll. Ilkltv. 


I'll. I..-. St... kl.lldKc. Tinsley. 
Picture House, Biilworlh. 
Gran. I. Whitchurch, 
yueon's KO..I11S, llexhtitu. 
Cinema, Hill. 
.S.iiidro, Belf.isl. 
Molina Hall. NVw|V>rt. 
Victoria, Dtitfield. 
G.iiiisbi.rt*. Sudbury, 
t'luinliii Hacknev. 
Whiteh.ill K.ivt (,nustr.A(1. 
I.l\>ium. KastKuiriir. 
Pi.tuie HollM-, PalKlltou. 
Kin.-ni.i. .Sliei«iM«l. 
I''mpin\ K.-lleiiiiK. 
Coliseum. I.iin-ster. 

i)tlur pUi,ts lohere ihowinf on Miifih luIk I'ilh. ■.\irii, ^ftlfi, ^i^i/i of tne abinr piilure, " Scaiiti / ,ij)\'" 

niitv be i:,i,i on iif-f-tii •i/ton. 

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HOUP-LA . - - - - 

C'.rcus Pi'lures tin the Screen. 


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I'aiil-.ns; wilh hinema Lemcf. 


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lle.iiv 11. HilUhiill, \\i>nri,,l HV.s/,-r,<. 
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The ■■■•■rv (•/ Ihe I'lrsl Salioiuil I'Um. 


I :linin^ " rhe I "gm Oi(/'«'l." 

DIRICrORS I HAVI-: MET: Allan D»an - 


Ki.hifd n-.K ihati -..ilh Our hil.ivieieet. 



Cfara K^mbaff 

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Ktll IS „,i lii-.l,niin hriui- //,,;/ unsistihl,- smile On 
thi st„n,- li, •./„,,. .1 ,„ fJiK. Vii.hs.nul riu- liinl nf 
1 .nui.lisc His scr,,,i siu;,-ss,s iiiclii.!,- 'li,i>vfi.s/,;l 

C,,ill,ifihii 11,1,1 ■■ Thf l!i,,.i,tu;iY 0>:. Aor 

MARCH 1923 

Fict\JKe5 ar\d Pict\iKe0^eK 


T H E: P I C T U R Er C O & R 

XH Er 

S G R. & 

I rvj 

VOL. 5. No. 27. MARCH, 1923. 

Edilohai Ofi'Ct.s : 
'M. l.on^- i.Tc. Loudon, 

hu ( <'0<i./(.j/i .V/rt^u;/n. post 

QurMdrcK Movie Csvlerxde^r 



C h a p 1 t II first 
taujjKt by post, 


2. - K n g I i s K 
Mary Pickford 
discovered at last, 
1925, at nitchin. 

3.— Freiicli, not to be outdone, 
discover Frencb Hnjjlisb Mary Pick- 
ford at Paris. 1926. 

4, "S p a n I s b 
Frencb Englisb 
Mary Pickford 
discovered Ma- 
drid. 1927. 

5. — Formation 
of Britisb Trage- 
dies. Ltd.. 1930. 
Arcbbisbop of 
Margate tbinks its 
progranrime great- 
est tbing yet. Paid £100 by Britisb 
Tragedies Advertising Dept. Lord 
Mayor of Tooting tbinks B.T.L. 
only brigbt spot in film trade. Paid 
£100. Baroness Miff tbinks B.T.L. 

I is backbone of Britain. Paid £150. 

^ 6. — First trade sbow Britisb 
Tragedies. Producer apparently not 
paid to tbink anytbing. 

7. Bill Hart takes boliday on 
Mt. Ararat, 1927. 

8. —Japanese professor says tbere 
are no new ideas under tbe sun, 1930. 

9.— American Pacific Peril vani.-bes. 
1930. Americo-Jap Alliance. 

10.- -Lapland professor claims tbat 
new ideas can be found witb effort, 


Maky Pickkokd. 

I ). VV. (tKIFFJ IH. 

II. ■ America dc- 
cliircs war on Lap- 
land, 1930. 

12.- Hehon Hye 
wasb pr(jduces Re- 
incarnation, fifteen 
reels, 1940. 

1 3. h 111 I 11 e n t 
scientist sa\s rein- 
carnation idea false 
and film sbmild be suppressed. 
Hefton Eyewasb willing to bet £l00 
idea has scienlific foundation. Taken 
on by eminent scientist. 

14. Hefton fcyewasb produces 
" Tbe Tempest, by W. Sbakespeare. 

I 5.- — Strange noises beard Strat- 
ford - on - Avon, 8 a.m. 7 p.m. 
Eminent scientist loses bis bundred. 

16.- -Pauline Frederick deserts 
screen for stage. 1924. Deserts stage 
for screen. 1925. Deserts screen for 
stage, 1926. 

17. D. W. Griffitb claims -In- 
tolerance, one picture witb four 
stories, is still world s record, 1940. 

18. Hefton Fyewasb s claim re 
four films witb no story not admitted. 

19. ~- vSwedisb Biograpb release 
first corned V. 1999. 

> 20.- Britisb 
1 ragedies. Ltd. 
commence breacb- 
of-cop>-rigbt pro- 
ceedings against 
Swedisb iSiograpb 

21. — lopical 
Bits issued witb- 
out 1 a u n c b ol 

liner, and rt\'icw kS Bo;^' Scout.x, 
first time. 1980. 

11. First American picture Britisli 
life minus monf>clc. _002. 

' 23. First AiiuMican picture of life. 8025. 

24. D«'atb sentence abolished 

England exception of picture palace 
pianists. I94L 

25. - Fifteen 
scbools at wbicb 
Cbapliii received 
education erect 
tablet*. 1954. 

26. Five bun- 
dred scbools at 
wbicb five bun- 
dred eminent filru 
pioducers didn t. 
dont, 1954. 

AM) A .Mo\(U IH 

-I 1 en inilliontb American 

pbotoplav sbown in Portugal. 


28. Oil painting (Iristofer (' 
bu.-.. Lisbon I own 
Hall, r e m o v t- d 
rind burnt. 1927. 

29. An.crican 
producer bas rc- 
% (liver discovered 
in a cupboard in- 
stead of in a 
drawer, 1922. 

Kkvoi VKK i.N 
C',ii'i;ii \K1J. 

30. Autbor of Movie Calendar 
fired for lack of ideas, 1923. 

31. Autbor ot Movie Calendar 
sails for H«>llywood. 1923. 

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MARCH 1923 



Films that deal with the sawdust and tan. 

The h'niir Daredevils," a f><)[>ular Italian 
I i reus lihn. 

he passing of the circus has left a wistful memory in ti. 

hearts of many who look back along the path which spai- 

tlie years to the happy days of youth. And 

would seem that the screen has fulfilled the pleasing rol' 

of biographer-in-chief to the immortal traditions of tK' 

sawdust ring. For the humour, love, and drama whiti 

revolve around the many film stories of circus life embalm 

in the celluloid unforgettable memories of the golden .season 

of one's earliest years. 

Perhaps it is the fact that the motley of the circus is so universallv 

familiar to both old and young, that inspires realism from producer^ 

in their reflections of life beneath the canvas roof. It would reijuirt 

a Daniel amongst film directors who could exhibit the courage to 

produce a stor\' of the circus with the aid of painted back sheets. 

The populace would howl for him to be thrown to the studio lions ; 

dauntlessly facing the collective responsibility of being accused of 

cruelty to animals. 

In the popular circus story of the screen, the sawdust ring must 
be there, with its red-nosed clowns, and dainty, bespangled, bare- 
backed riders. The swaying trapezes must flash in the roof, with 
hthe acrobats gliding between the slender, glistening bars. 

Eddie Polo realised the fascination of the circus for the multitude, 
and he was largely responsible for the realistic screen presentation of 
the film revolving around the sawdust ring. The King of the Circus. 

Eddie in tfie days of his youth was the joungest member of I'oln 
and Company, a famous circus troupe. He knew the grim side of 
the life which lay beneath the glitter and tinsel, h^or 
his father was permanently injured in an accident on the 
trapezes. This misfortune did not break Eddie Polo^ 
nerve, and for many years he was a star performer (jr. 
the trapezes with the Barnum and Railey Show. 

He was always ambitious to bring to the screen a true 
reflection of the circus, arid his opportunity came in Th, 
King of the Circus. He had a huge circus tent erected, 
with a net-work of trapezes in the roof. Close to these 
slender supports, platforms accommodated the camera> 
and the operators were presente<l with one of the inos; 
difficult tasks of their career. For they had to follou 
with the lenses the swift-moving forms of Eddie I'olo 
and his ilare-devil assistants, who gave hair-raising per- 
formances on the trapezes. 

lor ilays, Eddie practiscnl the most dillicult feat of 
any circus performer, which consisted of a treble somer- 
sault in the air, concluding when he caught the out- 
slretclied hands of a fellow acrobat hanging by hi> 
knees from a parachute. 

Time after time, he missed his hold, and fell with alarm- 
ing speed into the life-net stretched some fifty feet below. 
Twelve hundreil feet of film was wasted t)ver these abor- 
tive attempts, but the real tragedy occurred when at last 
Fddie pulleil otl his great feat. 

" Did you get it ? " he shouteil excitedly, as he wa> 
dragged up to safety by the acrobat who had safely caught 
him after his thiril pirouette. 

Hut .1 imiltled groan came from the nether regions. And 
Eddie averted his eyes from the* empty camera platform 

MARCH 1923 

PictxJKes and Rict\JKeOveK 

down to the net, 
where a disgruntled 
cameraman was 
sprawling with liis 
tripod and camera 
enmeshed in the elas- 
tic cord. 

" I got so excited, 
Mr. Polo," he apolo- 
gised, " that I shoved 
the camera clean over 
the platform in trying 
to be sure that 1 got 
yon in focus ! ' ' 

It was a screen cir- 
cus story that brought 
dainty Shirley Mason 
to the screen, f^er 
first picture was The 
Eh'phavt Man, in / 

which the charming 
slip of a girl with the bobbed hair 
and laughing eyes captured the 
heart of the public with her bareback riding in the 
sawdust ring. 

For this ])roduction a new era of prosperity was 
opened up for an indigent circus proprietor, whose 
show was hired, lock, stock, and barrel. A tent two 
hundred and sixty feet long and sixty feet high was 
erected. Five thousand supers were engaged to fill 
the great tiers of seats. Clowns and acrobats who 
had grown grey in the service of the ring 
presented a formidable problem to the pro- 
ducer. For the traditions of " make-up " in 
which they luul been steeped for years were 
useless for the cameras. And the old clowns, 
with many sorrowful head-shakings, were at 
last persuaded to alter the brilliant 
carmine that decorated their noses, 
and the glaring white of their cheeks, 
to suit the inexorable requirements of 
the lenses. In the climax to the picture 
the huge tent was blown down by an 
artificial wind-storm, created by several 
score of aeroplane propellers. Their 
ear-sphtting tumult stampeded the 
elephants in the vicinitv. And five 
harassed cameramen had to film the 

llan Hale and Shirley Mason in " Shirley of the Circus 

collapsing tent. uith frequoni lurlise 

glances ox'cr their shoukleis, as tlio ^]]U(\ 

of the gie;it ieet of the terrified ;\nim;ils 

soinuled in alarming ])ro\unity to 

their stations. 

i'or l'crf>r/ii(i, tliat honie of nierry- 
makiug, Ilampstead Heath, was se- 
lected for the location of the giant 
circus tent used in this production. 
Owing to the danger of stamj)e(hng 
the animals, it was not possible to 
reduce completely the j)ower of the 
arc-lamps whose beams b])laye(l the 
interior ot the tent. So the costly 
illumniants had to be kept burning, 
whether the cameras were working or 
not. In one scene in the ring, a 
timid artiste whispered to her fellow- 
player : 

■' Where shall we go if the elephants 
stampede ? " 

" That depends on 
what sort of life you've 
been leading," retorted 
the actor, with a 
twinkle in his eye. 

When the great cir- 
cus tent was erected 
for the filming of I he 
Pupppi Man (the Brit- 
ish picture screened 
in the Tyrol) the cam- 
eras were forced to 
work only at night, 
for the electrical power 
which lit up the huge 
tent utili.scd all the 
local electricity re- 
quired for the neigh- 
bouring town. So that 
it was only when the 
inhabitants were 
soundly asleep in their 
beds, and the factory 
motors had stopped 
running, that the re- 
quirements of the 
cameras could be satis- 

There are many famous 
screen stars and pro- 
ducers who have suc- 
cumbed to the circus — e.g., Mary Mjles Minter in The 
Little Clown. Seastrom, the famous Swedish producer, 
filmed a story of circus life. And now Jackie Coogan is 

shortly to commence 
being filmed in Toby 
Tvler, a romance of 
the circus. i'. k. m. 

Mary Miles Minter in 
"The Little Clown." 

Pict\jK25 and Pict\j/^eQuer 

UARCH 1923 

^»d 'W'^^ (itst a|i 
I I |)tMraiict' in 
I 1 (c'lluloid this 
J I side I) f tlic 
I I Atlantic was in 
I I i Icopatva, thf J 'ox 
I A rtlin. in which he 
% was ■' Mark Antony " 

(the Oeneral who " came 
Caesar," etc.). His first 
a[ipearance in person over here was 
also as a (reneral ; one " Innocencio 
J>os Santos," in " The Broken Wing," who, 
thongh he does no hnrving to speak of, 
kills a man every few niimites for sheer love 
of the thing. An intrigning rascal this " Inno 
cenrio," who is*anything bnt innocent, and one 
who has an insatiable thirst for blood. 

According to the best movie encyclopjedias, 
Thurston Hall is decidedly fair. So that it was a little 
surprising when the first peep inside his dressing-room 
disclosed the beginning of a great, swarthy, black-haired 
Mexican on one chair, and the ends of him on another. He 
sj)rang to his feet in a moment, as someone announced, " You 
have just seven minutes before Mr. Hall is due on the stage. 


JosiE P. Lederer 

Being an interview with Thurston Hall, 
of stage and screen fame. 

" Those days she was very much the woman of 
mystery to the public, and her publicity people 
m;ide her keep up the mystery business always, 
i had been in a }'lay with Irene Bordoni, anil I 
hurried out to Fox studios, and made that one 
film between the end of that play and the first 
night of a new one. I rather took to the screen 
work, and made up my mind to have another 
shot at it later." 

" You're always having a shot at someone or 
something?" I interjected. "Killing a general 
in the first act of The Broken ITui^', and disposing 
of — how many is it? — in the second." 

" Say, I haven't always been a villain," 
Tliurston thundered, picking up a large revolver. 
" My stage career was above reproach until now." 
So i hastily made a note of this fact, and the 
features of the " Greaser " relaxed into a grin 
that made him quite recognisable, despite his 
black hair and moustache. 

He's right about the stage career. 
This institution caught him 
young, when he was a little 
over sixteen and fresh from 
Winchester (Mass.) College, 
and has held him in its 
toils for the last twenty 
years. Thurston has 
played ' Ben Hur ' 
in iieuHur , opposite 
Lillian Russell in 
Wildfire : with Mar- 
guerite Clarke, 
( harlotte Walker, 
and almost every 
other fair lady \ou 
can name on the 
U.S.A. boards. And 
all of his characters 
ha\e been noble, up 
to the best standards 
of rectitude : for he's a 
great favourite and much 
in request as leading 
actor on Broaflvva\ . 

Betty Dlythe 

" I'air Laiv." 

Wyiidham Standing 

" The Iron Trail" 

(an we make it in the time ? " inquired the victim, some- 
what anxiously. "I'm afraid I stay there rather a long while 
oiuc I gel started." 

" Mark Antony delivered his famous oration in a little over seven 
minutes, as \r>\\ should know, having plaved him," I remarked severely. 
" And, having watched your disgraceful goings-on in ' The Broken Wing ' 
last night, and noted your locjiiacity, 1 should say yon could tell me the 
story of your life twice in about half that." 

1 he Mexican muttered something in Spanish, picked up what looked like 
a large-sued |)ep]>rr-castor from a chair, and started in to make himself 
>Ttislically <liisty with the contents thereof. 

When I pla\e<l ' Mark Antonv.' " he commenced, " I was quite new 
to nu)\ies. It was mv first jiictiire, and I though evervone had forgotten it." 

(tie i)laved this role opposite the most famous of .ill nio\ie vam]is, and 
yet lir wants to forget .iboiit it.) 

nidn't sec the beauteous Theda, excepting on the set," he confided 

MARCH 1923 

Pict\JKe5 and PictKJKeQoer 

" '1'1)(> tnovii ," he niiiscci ; " hirod nu- back to ( aliloriiia iij;aiii, lo luce's 
next linu', w iicrc I in manv films ()i)p()site |)omtliy I )iill(in --'//((' Price 
Aliiylt aii<l L'iri- l.dtiV!^ amongst others. Tlieii T scc-sawod between stage 
and screen for a few years, workiiif{ each lime in tlitfcjent stiuHos, till I 
knew most evervone at Hollywood. I was in I'hc Exquisite I'hicf with 
Priscilla Dean, and I he Weakey \'cssel \\'\i\\ Mary Maclaren. C"i, arming 
girls both. I was a tramp, 1 remember, in The Weaker \'esscl 
and Mary took jnty on me and gave me a, job, and llnaily 
married mc. 

" Then I was working wifli the Dc Milles. I know 
Cecil the better of the two. 1 went out to 1-asky's for 
He Can't Hair I'.veyvlliDif;. which Cecil directed. I'here 
were Itlliott Dexter, Sylvia IJreamer, Wanda Hawley, 
and myself in the leading roles. 1 stayed in Hollywood 
a long while that trij) ; Dorothy Dalton had joined 
Ince - Paramount, and we made some more pictures 
together: 'I'vrant h'ecty, The hldf^e of Sin, and I'he 
Matirii,' of Marcella. 

" Afterwards I met friend Dexter on the Lasky lot 
again in I'he Squaw Man, with Cecil De Mille direct- 
ing and Katherine MacDonald as leading lady." ~ 

L;p till then he had not played any really 
notorious screen nMes. 

" Kc.x T?each's The Iron Trail and Tlic 
Net started me ot? on the road to villainy," 
he confessed, with an impenitent twinkle 
in grey-blue eyes. " And I liked it. Now, 
then, what do you know .about that ? " 

He still had the revolver cocked, 
said, " I know we've only two more 

" Well," continued he hurriedly. 
" The Iron Trail I enjoyed exceed- 
ingly, because of the location work, 
and meeting livx l^each, who was 
with lis a good deal. I was an nn- 
scnipulous comjiany promoter. I 
dyed my hair black for the occasion, 
and got me this small brush here," 
indicating his moustache, which is 
provided by art, not nature. " I did 
plenty of killing, but after the final 
struggle my brain gave way. I was 
' loco in the coco,' as ' Innocencio ' hath it, 
and had quite a nice bit of character work." 

" l''air Lady was originally titled The 
Seal oj Carcli. Yes ; 1 was ' Cardi.' Maybe 
you've seen ' Cardi ' ? " I hadn't ; but, 
after what Thurston Hall told mc about 
him, I'm certainly going to. "Cardi" comes to a 
frightful end, being torn to pieces by an angry mob — 
which alone is worth the admission money. 

" Thurston Hall starred in "The Broken Wing" in 
America, first, then brought his play to London (his first 
trip over) and repeated his success this side. 

" Only I've ceased to dye my hair," he told me, 
laughing. " It turned a peculiar violet-grey, and so I 
had to concoct a special mixture to bring it back to its 
natural colour again. I have a wig these days. 

" We're gouig all round with this play," said Thurston, 
in conclusion ; ' then I've a new one, which is 
equally as good. Do I kill anybody ? Ah ! that's a 
secret." We still had fifteen seconds to spare. 
" What are your hobbies. (Juick ? " I demandec 

" My hobby's acting, 1 think," he called from the door. 
" I like a quiet little game of cards with Cecil and Piill 
De Mille and Bill Farnum when I'm in California. And 
I'm a model youth off the screen : don't drink, don't 
smoke — much. My only fault is a tendency to grow 
unromantically solid. " Which, I should say, is a 
failing common to most good-natured people. 

" So you're Thursty in name alone," I called after 
him. Thurston Hall's reply came back in Spanish. 
It sounded frightful, but I've looked it up, and he 
really meant well. As I left the theatre, I heard the 
sound of a shot. Thurston Hall had ended his ora- 
tion, and "(General Panitilio Aguilar's " stage life, and 
was getting down to his evening's work. 

Thurston Hall as 
" Dos Santos " 

'n " The 
Broken Win"" 


Fic/-\jKe5 and Pict^KeOosr 


MARCH 1923 

Above and right : Two views of 
the palleon built for " The Son of 
^•» a Buccaneer." 

L "V- ▼ith the advent of 
^ A / the kinema, 
\/ \J Father Neptune 

^ T li^i^ regained 

much of the 
dignity of \vliicli he was so 
flagrantly despoiled by the 
stage retiectioiis of his watery 
domain. For the lilm pro- 
ducer goes down to the sea, 
and with the salt spray 
sweei)ing over the cameras, 
he portrays life on— and, on 
occasions, below — the ocean 
wave, as it is in boisterous 
reality. Seldom does the lens 
of the camera utilise the 
•disrespectful " cardboard 
waves " anrl " canvas " ships 
wIkjsc niedley of cog-wheels, 
laths, and varnish so often 
mock the majesty of oceans 
on the theatrical stage. 

The ships that pass in the 
movies are invariably sea- 
soned barks, whose keels are 
clustered with barnacles, al- 
most as i)rofuse as the sea 
oaths in the vocabulary of 
the skijjper on the bridge. 

There is always romance 
in a story of the sea ; but. 
on occasions, still more \mc- 
tures(]ne memories of life 
on the ocean are revived 
f(jr the cameras. 

A modern .sailing vessel 
wiLs recently converted after 
many weeks of ingenious 
labour into a realistic repre- 
sentation of a seventeenth- 
century corsair. The stately 
j)Oop, with its balconies and 
•><- p.inelied lamps, was 
mo<lcll(vl on ancient ])rints. 
Trap doors, through which 
gun barrels gleamed, were 
introdiMed mto the sides o( 

. |iii^»^l! 

Dalton and 
Valentino in 
" Moran of 
the ' I.ady 

Letty: " 

Tom Moore in 
" Harbour Lights." 

the storm-beaten liull. And 
when the skill of the car- 
penters who worked under 
the guidance of the studio 
art-director had transformed 
the crude hulk into a pic- 
turesque pirate sliip, for the 
serial picture, The Son of a 
Buccaneer, it was sent adrift 
on the seas of location. 

Something about the bois- 
terous life of the sea seems 
to have its inlluence on even 
the most " drawing-room " 
type of artiste who is called 
upon to strut the deck of a 
ship of the movies. Roilolph 
Valentino, in the adven- 
turous sea-picture, Moran of 
the "Lady Letty," was whipped 
by the ocean breezes into a 
hard - living, hard - fighting 
young man, very different 
from the suave, immaculate 
Rodolph of former memory. 

So thoroughly did \'alen- 
tino appear to assimilate the 
strenuous atmosphere of ex- 
istence on the ocean wave 
that he scorned the utilisa- 
tion of a " double " in a 
sensational scene that trans- 
pired on the "yar<l-arm." 
The big thrill of the picture 
was a light in the rigging of 
a sailing schooner. After 
many hours oi difficidt work, 
the cameras were hauled up 
to the yard-arm seventy-five 
feet alxjve the decks and 
placed on fragile platforms. 
A trouj^e of acrobats who 
were doubling for X'alentino 
and his opponent commenced 
to fight in front of the sus- 
pended cameriis. 

Kodolph, watching -Irom 
l>elow the progress of the 
battle, was di.ssatisfied with 
the lukewarm nature of the 
S( r.ip. 

MARCH 1923 

Ficl-\jKe5 dt\d PictKJKBOoeK 


on the screen that iron courage and 
ndoinitable will to fight the elements 
after nerve and muscle are exhausted, 
just as Jack I-ondon brought such 
epics of sea life to the printed word. 

Bosworth in The Sea Wolf, and 
Bucko Mc A lister — the story written 
for him by Mrs. Jack London, after 
death had robbed the world of the 
master of sea stories — used an old and 
battered schooner. This ship had 
sailed over many leagues of 
ocean before it swung into ^ 

the peaceful haven of pic- 
ture production. Per- 
haps it was the old 
spirit of adventure 
that still lived •^^,:. 

\v i t h i n t h i s "^ • 


Hobart Bosworth and 
Mrs. Jack London. 

" Come along, we'll 
show them a real fight," 
he shouted to his fellow 
artiste. The two " studio 
sailors " clambered np to 
tlie heights of the rigging, 
and then commenced a 
thrilling fight on a fragile 
spar, swaying far above 
the heads of the alarmed 
spectators on the decks. 
And it was this improved 
version of the scene that 
figured in the finished pic- 
ture in place of the 
acrobatic " doubles." 

Bracing sea stories of the screen create just the correct 
backgrounds for accentuating the personalities of the strong, 
silent men of the movies. Hobart Bosworth, who brings to 
the silver sheet-such healthy, virile characterisations of men 
of strength and courage, gave an inspired and powerful por- 
trayal of the sea captain in The Sea Wolf. He reflected the 
grim, relentless battle that is continually waged between 
men of the sea and nature in its cruellest moods. It visualised 

Tkonias Meighan in " Cappy Ricks." 

John Bowers and Robert 

K art man in "Godless 


seasoned hulk which 
was responsible for its 
breaking loose during 
the filming of Beneath 
the Surjace. Whilst the 
entire company, with 
directors, cameramen, 
and electricians were on 
board, the schooner, 
" Margaret C," broke 
from its moorings in a 
heavy sea, and drifted 
towards the rocks of 
Catalina Island. The 
skeleton crew in charge 

A forecastle scene in " All the 
Brothers were Valiant." 

less spectacular efforts of the 

Harry Morey in " The Sea Rider." 

of the big vessel was unable to cope with the situa- 
tion. The shore, with its jagged rocks, was within 
a few hundred yards, when Hobart Bosworth forsook! 
acting for grim reality. Taking the wheel from thel 
helmsman, and shouting orders through the producer'.si 
megaphone, he succeeded in getting the sails set and 
bringing the schooner round under control just outside 
the surf line. 

Sea pictures are popular on the screens of the world ; 
but especially so in this country. Which, no doubt, is 
the attraction of the seascapes of the silver sheet for the 
people of an island home. p_ k_ m_ 

Pict\jK25 dt\d Ricf-^KeOoeK 

MARCH 17:^3 


Mioi'C : Ptilurc.-maliiitg hi Hit' 
l-\iinii\ ('I tlw Optra Cinniqiif, 

Siiliaia l),.<iil. 
ill "I.I.- H'-iiiiiii 

I., II: Mtotho 

I^hi- iii;ui\- lliousands i)f ;i(liiiii\'i"s, lH)ih in l-'nxli'iul nnd iii 
I ninn', ol Ka(|iii'l .Mcllcr, ilii' l.imoii> Spanish sinjirr, w ill 
^rcil uilh t-ntlnisiasni tlic annomui'infut lliat tiiis iharni- 
nit; and \i\a(i(,)us artiste is shortlv to hi- soon in a ^roal now 
oniotii)!ial piiotoplav. which may be roloasoil shortly in l"n;^laiul. 
}|er lirst picture is ontitloil /.(.« Of^pi inn's 

An intorosliiif; and pictnres(|iie lihn record of iho exciting 
erossinj; of the Sahara l>osort b\" an e.\|)odilu)n traxolhii!' in 
Citrotn motor-cars lilted will) caterpillar wheels is the \alnalile 
roinindor of an ori-^inal experiment, and oiu' ilostmed to In- 
reinendierod in after years. 1 have seen extracts of this film, 
winch is umisnal only in the fact that the motor cars thomseUos 
take an active jiart in tlio \arioiis scones ; thev form incoiifiruoiis 
ol)je(ls in the weird atmosphere and setting; oi the Sea of Sand ; 
and iho camels tlceiiiR before their ad\ance, toKolhor with the 
bewildei-od fjostiires of freii/ied Arabs, is ample [)roof of the 
sensation the oxpo<lition caused. 

l^attlinp Siki, the Senegalese • boxer who boat ("arpenluT, 
recently signed a one-week's contract to apjioar at a i'aris mnsic 
hall, and the lontract was not renewed boiaiiso, it is stated, 
theatre critics had dillored somewhat with regard to the coloiiro<l 
boxer's .ibihty on the " boards. " to put it bluntly, the " turn 
(oil Hat This contrary to Siki's expectations, and ho was 
proatK disajipointod The result is that ho has annoiinci 1 his 
intention of boinmin); ,i film actor, ami It) that elfoct has si.niuil 
contracts to star in a number of tilms to be produced shortly by 
a Pnt( li comp.iny. I ho first is to bo called hiKuk Out. and. if 
some slightly cynical persons are to be believed, the rest of Siki's 
films will have tlie same title cscar M. siickihan. 

1ARCH 1923 

Fict\JKe5 and Plcl-\JKeOoeK 


^^ TThen you see The Prisoner of 
V \^ I Zenda, watch closely the 
Vy \J work of young Malcolm 
Y ▼ McGregor. He hasn't a 

large part, but somehow 
ic manages to make it stand out. His 
s an interesting story. The son of 
.ealthy parents, educated at Yale, he 
las destined by his father for a city 
areer. But Malcolm wanted to be 
ither a professional diver and swimmer 
r a mo\-ie actor. He told father, who 
)ronijitly turned him out without the 
>ro\erhial shilling. McCregor spent 
iis last few pounds on his railroad 
irket to Hollywood, where fortime 
avoured him mightily. He found 
vork almost at once, had a good role 
1 I // the Bralhers ivere Valiavt, and a 
>L'ttcr in Broken Chains (Goldwyn). 
.lalcohn will be starred soon. His 
creen idols were and are Lewis Stone 

nd I. on thaney. Lon has been more 
han kind to the voungster, who is 

ni\i'rsall\- pojiular. 

Ralpli Graves is in Gloria Swanson's 
newest picture, Prodit^al Daiit^h- 
I < : so are Theodore Roberts antl i-'ric 
l.i\iu\ a favourite Lyceum Theatre 
Mllaiu for se\Tral \ears. 


uestions as to whether Mary TMck- 
ford can swim or no will be once 
for pvor answered now that 

Tess is released. Mary has lost none 
of her old charm in this famous role, 
but the story itself has been elaborated, 
not always to the best advantage. 

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
Harold Lloyd. Harold married 
Mildred Davis, so long hLs reel-life 
leading lady, but she. is to fill that role 
no longer. Harold thinks home the 
best place for a film stars wife, so 
Mildred has dutifully tendered her 
resignation to her husband and em- 

''T^he villainous " Ben Letts " of Tess, 
1 Jean Hersholt, has a still more 
villainous role in Von Stroheini's 
McTeagHc, second only in roguer\' to 
that worthy himself (Strolieim is 
" McTeague "). Dale Fuller, who won 
fame in Foolish ]l'ivcs, is to be 
" Maria " ; and Sylvia .\shton, who 
has done much work for Paramount, 
notably in Xew Wiirs for Old. will 
portray " Mrs. Steppe." It is a Gold- 
wyn production. This organisation has 
just secured the services of thai tine 
artist X'ictor Seastrom to direct ex- 
clusi\cly for them. His first scheduled 
production is said to be Bcii lliir. As 
Seastrom is an advocate of natural 
light for film work, it will be interest- 
ing to see how his American-made 
jiroductions will compare with his 

Swedish ones. But Seastrom is always 
interesting. His sea story featuring 
Matheson Lang is shortly to be trade- 
show n here. 

A ntonio Moreno has signed 
i\ \('ar contract witli Para 

a fivc- 

and will (o-star with Hebe Darnels in 
his nrw film for them. 

I'^ ight producing companies competed 
-/ for the services of Jackie Coogan 
now that his First National contract is 
ended. The final selection lay between 
I'nited .\rtists -through which organ- 
isation Mary Pickford, Douglas Fair- 
V)anks, Griffith, Charles Kay, and 
Charles Chaplin -and Metro. Both 
companies offered the small star 
500,000 dollars down and sixtv per 
cent, of the profits on every jiicture ; 
but Metro also offered Jack Coogan 
senior the pmilege of directing his 
son's pictures, ami won. Jackie will 
therefore make his ne.xt four pictures 
in Metro studios. Buster Keaton and 
the Talniadge Sisters have also decided 
to let Metro distribute their films for 
the future. 

Ben Lytell declares that " Kndolph 
Kas'^endyl "in Rupert of Hcntiait 
>vas a more than double-dyed deceiver. 
Because his part demanded it. Bert 
bleached his hair for this film- not 


PictKJKes dr\d Plct\jKeODeK 

MARCH 1923 

in.X', hut many limes. His next will 
be a light comedy called The Meanest 
Man in thr W'oyfd. 

Did you know that there is a 
Kinema Museum ? During 
the last twenty years, Mr. Will Day, 
au assiduous acquirer of projectors, 
machinery, etc., since the very early 
species extant when, he first became 
interested in films and film-making, 
h;i.s just presented his entire collection 
to a prominent mu.seum. It is to 
form the nucleus i^f a National 
Museum of Kmematography, and you 
will find fuller particulars about it, 
also wiiere and when you may see it, 
in " '1 he 192li Kinematograph Year- 
Book," price r)s., post free, from 
8,'), Long Acre. This publication is 
something no real " fan " should be 
without, for it deals with every side 
(>i the industry during the past year, 
and gives a comprehensive account 
of the chief events of 1922, and some 
of 192;^, from the screen's standpoint. 
There i also much personal informa- 
tion about the makers of British pic- 
lures, cameramen, art directors, and 
others who do much that the public 
sees and appreciates, though without 
always knowing to whom their en- 
joyment is due. 

\rery much to the fore this year 
will be Kenneth Harlan and 
(iasion (ilass. Roth have free-lanced 
a great deal, and many of their films 
will he released simultaneously. 

Owing to the elaborate nature of 
its production, Picturegoer, 
of necessity, goes to press some weeks 
III advance of publication date. The 
news of Wallace Keid's untimely 
death, therefore, reached us too late 
f<ir inclusion in last month's issue. 
The world of " fans," as well as the 
World of films, is the poorer for the 
passing of one who, had he lived, 

Adolph Mevjou and Conrad 
Xaget pose for an unconven- 
tiniinl picture " between sets." 

W(juld undoubtedly ha\e lived 
down his one mistake. The 
embodiment, on the screen, 
of careless, happy - go - 
lucky youth, Wally's 
handsome face and / 
winning personality 
gained him as ■/" 
many admirers ,' 
as his clever 
comedy, farce 
and character 

Edna Flugralh u-tth 
her sisters, \'tola 
Dana and Shirley 


in Los, on 
Jan. 20, after 
a very simple 
service at the 
Pretestant Epis- 
copal Church 
there. From g 
a.m. the church was 
visited by practically 
everybody who had 
known Reid, and wished 
to see him lying in state 
there. Lasky Studios 
closed down for the 
day, so that their employees 
might attend the services, and 
delegations from most of the other 
studios, as well as hundreds of 
beautiful floral tributes, went to 
the studios and the Reid home. 
Picturegoer readers will join us 
in sending Dorothy Davenport 
Reid (neither Bill nor Betty, 
his sister-by-adoption, knows as 
yet) very sincere sympathy. 

TX 'Whether or no you still like 
V V old friends best will be 
seen later when a number of films 
starring old-time favourites will 
fall due for release. Maurice 
Costello, who had practically re- 
tired, is at work on a feature for 
Vitagraph ; Beverly Bayne and 
Francis X. Bushman have arranged 
to make a series of films ; J . Warner 
Kerrigan is a member of the all- 
star cast of 2' he Covered Waggon. 
Blanchq, Sweet Xeilan has the 
coveted role of " Tess," in her 
husband's production of Tess of 
the D'Urben)iUes ; and William 
Worthington mHII give directing 
a rest, and play an important 
part in Red Lights, for Goldwyn. 
Roscoe Arbuckle, also, lias 
completed one film, a short 
comedy feature ; Cleio Madison 
returns via a new Clifford Sanford 
production ; Carmen Phillips is featured 
in Teynptatwn ; and Wally \'an (of 
Vitagraph fame) is starring iu The 
Divin' Tool. 

"Ooldolph Valentino 
.m\J^L\. and his wife arc tonr- 

^ ' ing Keith's Vaudeville 
^ Circuit, with an interesting 
dance turn. First the famous 
Tango is given, as nearly a"? 
possible to the screen representa- 
tion of It in The Tour Horsemen. 

Micky SciLit. at-.d i.^i If.Ji'. Blanche Sweet. 

After come other exhibition dances, 
and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy have a special 
orchestra of their own with them. 
They are due this side shortly. 

Picturegoers will Ik^ sorry to hear 
of the death of " Judex " (.M. 
Rene Crest^, hero of .so many Ciaunumt 
serials). Cre,st6 wa.s invalided <nit of 
the l'"reiu-h .\rmy during the war. and 
went back to his beloved filming before 
he was really strong enough. Ho never 
entirely recovered his health, and the 
strenuous time he had in serials soon 

MARCH 1923 

Pict\JKe5 dt\d F'ict\JKeOoer 


Mll*l(IIIIII MMlllHlJr 

Heginald Barker directing Anna Q. Nilsson 
and Craig Ward in " Hearts Aflame." 

:orn])clle(l him to give them up. 
He opened a kinenia in Paris, which 
le managed himself until his deatli 
He was forty-one when this occurre 
ind his last serial was Tigh Mink. 
fhe .S/tol of Mystery was the last 
fihn seen this side in which he 

Lew Cody plays the title-role in 
the Sel/.nick Rupert of Hent^aii. 
Elaine liammerstein is the " Flav-ia," 
md Hobart Bosworth and Marjorie 
Daw are also in the cast. 

Dr. Coue has lent his presence to 
the screen, with the object of 
making the world " better and 
better." He has made a two-reel 
film illustrating his curative methods, 
ind seemed quite at home in the 
New Rochelle Studios. Rumour 
hath it that the Kliegs and arcs 
shone brighter than usual when the 
serious little gentleman with the 
twinkling eyes was on the set. His 
salary Dr. Ccnie is using to further 
the cause of Coue-ism. 

Charles Ray will play " Miles " in 
The Courts/np of Miles Standi sh, 
.vith the sweetest of " Priscilla Aldens " 
opposite in Enid Bennett. Charley 
iurely has played in more film versions 
of famous poems and songs than any 
)ther star. 

Constance Talmadge's new him is 
entitled Sonya (nothing to do 
vith the heroine of " The Merry 
vVidow," though), with Sidney Frank- 
yn directing. 

The resurrection and refilming of 
popular screen stories is pro- 
ceeding merrily. One of the most 
ntercsting will be The Cricket on the 

Douglas Fairbanks junior, who 
has been in Paris for some 
time with his mother, is about to 
enter the movies under the auspices 
of a I'rcnch. syndicate. He is 
getting quite a man these days. 

'hnor Glyn wrote All the 
/ ]Vorld's a Stage, Dorothy 
Phillips' just-completed film, which 
will appeal to everybody because it 
is a story of Hollywood, its pto[)le 
and its staple industry. " Jo 
Bishop," the heroine, gains fame 
in the movies: how, is shown in 
detail, thus giving spectators a 
chance of seeing the interior of a 
studio, how sets are made and 
tmmade, and how scenes and 
" close-ups " are " shot." Kenneth 
Harlan and Otis Harlan support, 
and Dorothy is, for once, a /Jjatient 
and long-suffering wife; not, as 
in her usual offerings, one who 
takes the law into her own hands 
and gives her erring partner short 

Phillips Smalley has just 
coiinnenced his fourth 
film at I'niversal Studios. He 
is in Triinnied in Scarlet, seen 
on the stage this side last year ; 
and with him are Koy Stewart, 
Kathrvn Williams, Lucille Kicksen, 
and Robert Agnew. 

Flora Le Breton 
and her dancing 
\^ partner, Cecil 

Mae Marsh and the 
ii'ho filmed " Paddv-ihe-Xcxt-Bcst Tiling." 

Hearth, with Josef Swickard (the 
" Marcelo Desnoyers " of Tlie Four 
Horsemen) as " Caleb Plummer." His 
support includes Fritzi Ridgeway 
and Virginia Brown Faire. The 
Hunchback of Notre Dame, filmed a 
couple of times by French companies, 
and once by Fox, starring Theda 
Bara, and titled Esmeralda, has a 
de-luxe version just completed by 
Universal. Lon Chaney is the Hunch- 
back, and Raynnond Hatton, " Grin- 
goire." Then we are to have new 
versions of 2' he Girl of the Golden West, 
which Lasky did some years ago with 
Mabel Van Buren as " The Girl," and 
The Shooting of Dati McGrcw, made 
about the same time, but by another 
company. This, for some reason best 
known to the culprit who is responsi- 
ble, is to be retitled, Yonv Friend 
or Mine ? The reillming of Jewel 
is now finished 

Pict\jK2s and PictKjKeOoer 

MARCH 1923 


The principals in " 
Bert Lytell, Betty 
Gareth Hughes, 
Clifford, and May 

'he serial version of The Three 
M uskclfcrs, which (/aumont 
released this side in eighteen two- 
reel episodes, has been cut to one 
seven-reel film, and released in 
America, under the title of Miladi. 
One review of this declares that the 
jiicture is " complicated and at 
times difficult to follow." We're 
not surprised. 

John Barryraore is in luigland, 
and will probably be appearing? 
on the London stage by the 
time this meets your eyes. 

W/e're going 

\ V " Money." 
" want it " or no. 
anyway. Three 

to get some 
whether we 
In film titles, 

released " over 

there " this week are Dollar Devils, 
Money, Money, Money, and Brass 
Contmandrnents ; and there arc worse 
to follow. 'Ihe iirst-named stars 
Cullen I,andis and Eva Novak and 
Joseph DowliuR ; tlieseccjnd, Kathe- 
rn>e MacDonald, who, alas ! will 
retire from the screen after her mar- 
riage ; and the third contains \\ lUiam 
i-arnuni, i oni Santschi, and Wanda 

Jiukie and hi-. 


Pearl White stunt in " Plunder." 

ne of the best-liked serial stars, 
William Duncan, after making 
mauA' five-reel thrillers, has nc)w 
re\crted to tvpe again via I nix'crsal 
Studios. According to William, 
he ^\lll, for the next tweUe 
months, make super-serials 
(whatever these may be I) lie, 
doubtless, knows, for he has had 
many years' experience as direc- 
tor and in serials, mostly 
Western thrillers. Kdith Jolinson. 
ulio is Mrs. William Dune. in olf 
the sireen, will (ontinue to jilay 
O]ii>osite her husband. \s before, 
]> will l>e and director. 

Song titles seem all the rage these days with .\mcrican 
movie-makers. Uichard Barthelniess is well in 
the voiceless concert with Just a Son^ at Tii'ilif^ht , 
Richard 'J' ravers is Item No, n on the programme with 
The Lure Xest. }iefore which come My Old Kentucky 
Home, Mif^'hty Like a Hose, the lachrymose Where L< 
My Wandering Boy Lo-S if^ht ? and others which every 
fan can easily supply from memory. 

Here's good news for faithful Ford-lovers 
(Francis, not Henry, brand !). Your favour- 
ite serial hero is producing and acting in a fifieen- 
episoder, titled at present Ihitnder Island, in 
whicli Feggy Day and Jack Perrin will be seen as 
well. Peggy has a dual role, and the story con- 
cerns an island where fabulous wealth in the form 
of pearls lies hidden. It also contains familiar 
friends, viz., some stolen papers, which fall into Ihe 
hands of, alternately, the villain and the hero. 

returns to the screen in The Gold 
this summer. 

An Qriginal screen story, written 
by himself, is one of Marshall 
Neilan's forthcoming Goldwyn pro- 
ductions. It is titled The Eternal 
Three, and at the moment, " Peaches " 
Jackson, James Luelton (an old- 
timer from vaudeville), and Charles 
West are the newest additions to the 
casting director's list. 

Phyllis Haver furnishes the sur- 
prise of the month for her self- 
revelation as an emotional actress. 
As " Polly Love," in The Christian, 
she gives a poignant little study of 
the " bad girl of the film play. " and 
proves once again the efficiency of 
the Mack Scnnett school for stars. 

After all, Mary Pickford will leave 
Dorothy \'ernon, etc., alone for 
awhile, and devote herself to creat- 
ing "Marguerite " in rmist. I-Irnst 
J-ubitsch will direct her. S\end 
Saide, a Danish art-ilirector of ex- 
ceptional ability, has just arrived 
in Hollywood to supervise the sets 
Douglas Fairbanks is' on the high 
seas with his pirate story. Tlu-y 
are highly coloureil seas, too, for 
much of this film is in colourphoto- 

Mae Murray has finished /««• 
mania, for which she designed 
most of the settings (it is an Edmund 
Goulding story), and is well away 
with Ihe Trench Doll, adajited from 
a stage-i>lay. Orvillc Caldwell opjw- 
site, and tins feature is being made 
on one of the Ciciklw yn " lots." 

\^ou will like Norma TalmadKc s 
newest, the I oice fnuu th'c 
Minant. The scenario is excelleiii ; 
the settings and photography, ditto, 
and the star and Eunene t)'Hrien beat 
their own acting records. Norma 
wears a difiereiit gow n each scene ; 
but this does not jirevent her gixiMR 
a fine performance. It is a desert 
j)icturc, more or less, though there 
are many shots ()f Iiulia. I hi> Iv. 
1 lichens jilav makes most enterl.nn- 
iiii; screen fare. 

iARCH 1923 

Pict\jK25 and Picf-xjKeQoer 


Enid Bennett and Douglas Fairbanks in " Robin Hood." 

AK|-i5l"5 qF |-lXe Ca.pc\er^ 



V f one looks beneath the science 
w which has created the great 
I lenses of the studio arc-lamps, 
I the costly reflectors, the in- 
I genious cameras, and many 
I similar devices which enable 
I the modern producer and cam- 
J^ era man to juggle with light, 
there is a primitive human 
reason for such artistry. It is all an 
endeavour to steal from nature 
:losely guarded secrets : for beauti- 
fying with light has its origin some- 
A'here back in the Garden of Eden. 
The shaft of sunlight which slanted 
hrough the trees and softly caressed 
he gold in the hair of Eve was the 
irst " spotlight " of nature. The 
lark clouds which drifted across the 
■un when the deluded Adam pro- 
ceeded to consume the immortal 
iipple provided the earliest example 
|>f -harsh, subdued lighting which sug- 
|;ested tragedy. And the humorist 
night suggest that the entry of the 
Wenging Angel was responsible for 
he first " double exposure " ! 

Briefly, the producer of to-day, 
vhen he strives to bring artistic 
ffects to the screen, is endeavouring 
o reflect nature in its most pleasing 

The camera-man of to-day is an artist to 

his finger-tips. He paints with lenses, 

and the screen is his canvas. 

moods, both in the direction of scenic 
beauty and personal charm. He seeks 
to hold a mirror up to life, rather than 
create beautiful illusions which do 
not suggest nature as it is in reahty. 
David Wark Griffith almost "paints" 
with light on the screen. He arranges 
the composition of each scene just as 
an artist schemes his landscape on the 
canvas. He searches for weeks for 
locations, which probably only exist 
as backgrounds on the silver sheet 
for a matter of a few minutes. Where 
he cannot create artistic scenic effects 
with the craft of the studio car- 
penters. Nature has to satisfy him 
with her most picturesque moods. 
In Orphans of the Storm, Griffith rele- 
gated to the scrap-heap an ambitious 
scene showing the breaking-down of 
the coach containing the Gish girls, 
outside the chateau of the Marquis 
de Presle, because a certain tree on 
the right hand-side of the picture did 
not come within the range of the 
cameras. And, according to the 

Griffith philosophy, this apparently 
trivial omission spoilt the " balance " 
of the picture. 

Griffith employs a small army of 
skilled mechanics to operate the arc- 
lamps of many million candle-power 
which simulate sunshine, firelight, or 
moonl)eams on the faces of his 
characters. The turning of a switch, 
and his light-beams can flood a scene 
with the chill winter twiliglit of 
Alaska, the blazing brilliance of the 
midday sun of the East, the soft 
glow of sunset ; or invest a squalid 
attic with the dreary light of clouded 

With such treatment the harsh 
black-and-white effects of the early 
moving picture fade into soft sepia 
effects which a remarkable 
resemblance to what is more than an 
artistic painting on canvas. It is a 
still more realistic reflection of nature, 
and a suggestion of life in faces, that 
makes them human portrayals which 
it is difficult to conceive are mirrored 
with the aid of the mundane mechan- 
ism of the moving-picture studio. 

Utilising skilfully-toned light-effects 
in collalM)ration with the cameras, to 
reflect on the screen emotion as it is 


Pict\JK25 dr\d Pict\JKe0^st^ 

MARCH 1923 


lemurknlite photngraphxc ejffCts in 
" Foolish Wives." • 

I (ihili 

fxprrMSC'l l)y tin: eyes, tin ii.oulii, 
an'l Miilitle shiulcN of <'xi;re8.sinii on 
llie features, is a s])C(.iality (jf 

Ill many of Ins " close-iijw," he 
(overs the hns of the camera with 
Kaii/e, and after a j)roress of careful 
fortissuiK, he slits the material so 
thai the nakecl It-ns |)hotr)({ra])hs e 
eyes anri the month in sharp outline, 
and softens the rest f>f the face. 


connection with 
Lillian tiish, create in- 
i< iisiveiy impressive cameos of hor- 
ror or grief. 

The picluresque battlements of 
the Rroy castles which present such 
striking backgrounds in liolnu- 
1 1 Olid brought to the screen a sug- 
gestion of romance, that appeale<l 
to the inJierent love of nu)st humans 
for history that time has mellowed 
with fable and legend. 

liohin Hood represented the new 

trend of thought in the creation of photo 
plays which challenges the art of the 
Academy painter. liefore the picture 
was produced, a well-known American 
artist painted a colourful conception of 
each set, and on these canvases the scenery 
for the film was based. Much of the 
castle of Richard was plaster and canvas, 
and terraces and battlements where knightl 
in glinting armour and fair ladies strutted 
amidst a panoply of splendour were 
erected by bricklayers and masons, who 
did not jx^rmit the atmosphere of romance 
to interfere with their calculations regard- 
ing their overtime money. 

]inl Alan Pwan, the producer, skilfully 
manii)ulated arc-lamps and massive light- 
relfectors which imbued each scene with 
romantic realism. Draperies, cleverly 
painted lath anti plaster, and terraces 61 
concrete were blended photographically 
into an illusion of reality. The massive 
scenic oak trees of Sherwood I-'orest weic 
sj)layed with light in many cases froni 
arc-lamps situated on lofty j)latfornii 
fixed amidst the topmost branches of the 
timl)er that carpentry and not nature had 
shajMNl. And thus the artificial sunshine 
that glinted on the steel helmets of Prince 
John's soldiery, and lit uj> the Lincoln 
green of Kobin Hood and his Merry MM 
was obtained. 

A hundred-foot tower f)n which wai 
erecte<l a i)latform that supported • 
cluster of arc lamjis, eai h ca]>able of 
emitting iK-ams of several million candle- 
I)ower, was built solely for the piirix)se of 
casting the shadow of the King's castle 
on the ground Ix'vond the moat. 

It was a lalw)rions and expensive effect 



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Picl-\JK25 and PictKJKeOoer 

MARCH 1923 

A gloomy room, the shadows 
of which are pierced with sharp, 
harsh light-rays that throw dif- 
fused patches ot light and shadow 
on to the faces of the characters, 
assists in the reflection of a scene 
of tragedy or mystery more 
effectively than the green lime- 
light of melodrama has ever 
achieved in the past. 

There was a picturesque ex- 
ample of this aspect of the craft 
of the camera-artist in The 
Virgin Queen, when the cavern 
of tlie fortune teller is dissected 
with clever lighting effects that 
silhouetted the sinister, mis- 
siiapen faces of the eerie in- 
habitants of the chamber of 

Strangely enough, it was the 
naked light of flaring torches 
that burned modest naphtha 
which brought to the screen 
one of the moilest effective im- 
pressions of grim tragedy. That 
was during the filming of /»/- 
tolerance, when the ' walls of 
Babylon were stormed, and the 
turmoU and disaster of war was 
reflected solely through the lights 
of the torches carried by the 
warriors. At times the picture 
was like some dread glimjise of 
the horrors of battle, distorted 
by the brush of a Post Imjires- 
siouist painter. 

It may l>c that the modern 
tendency of motion-picture pro- 
duction to gravitate towards high 

artistry may re- 
sult in a revolution 
in the si/e and 
equipment of stu- 
dios. For artustic 
effects in photo- 
plays do not ne- 
cessitate an en- 
largement of the 
mechanical aids 
which assist those 
who go down to 
the studios to pro- 
duce pictures. 

One of the most 
l)eautiful screen 
plays brought to 
the silver sheet is 
the photoplay ver- 
sion of Omar 
Khayyam's " Ru- 
baiyat." It pre- 
sents an enthral- 
ling succession of 
scenic effects em- 
bracing vistas of 
deserts and hills, 
mountains and 
plains bathed in 
the varying lights 
and twilights of sun- 
shine and shadow. 
Yet these scenes were 
screened in a studio 
measuring little mure 
than twenty-five feet 
square. The characters 
acted in front of beau- 
tifully painted canvases, which, 
through the aid of skilful lighting 
and camera craft, were imbued 
with a vivid suggestion of actu- 
ality that made it almost impos- 
sible to realise that backcloths, 
and not sets of actual wood , metal, 
and plaster, were utilised. 

The question of colour enters 
into ])roduction in many direc- 
tions. The lens of the film 
• camera presents a difticult pro- 
blem for the producer, for it 
photographs red as black, blue a 
very light grey, and there are 
similar distracting diversions of 
the laws which govern colour as 
the liuman eve sees it. It is a 
usual thing for directors to ha\e 
in the studios colour charts which 
show the primary colours, and 
next to them are placed the 
photographic reflection of the 
tint, as the lens records it. In 
scenes of pageantrv,wlu're ornate 
costumes move l>efore back- 
grounds of splendour, the blend- 
ing «f colour values is a l.isk 
which requires specialised study. 
And so the artists of the 
camera are progressing towards 
a higher artistry in picture pro- 
duction, which makes the crude 
old-time kinema a thing of al- 
most forgotten memory. For, 
like the human face and form, 
they have iiresented the photo- 
play producer with a formid- 
able ta,sk in discovering their 
secrets of animation and N-autv 

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/Ay Lb^dy 


Smokers on the screen. 

I ^r ▼hen the Powers That Be in 
^ A / Studioland got together 
%/ \J and invented the Ten 

Y ▼ Commandments of Movie- 

makers, their first unan- 
imous dictum was : " Thou shalt not 
smoke upon the set," adding, as an 
after-thought — " unless thou art a 
director." Which commendable man- 
date has ever since been honoured 
more in the breach than the observance. 
My Lady Nicotine plays quite a pro- 
minent part in filmlancl. The hero is never 
so appealing as when, in moments of 
deepest stress, he indulges in a mental soli- 
loquy between puffs of a favourite pipe. 
And the villainous fashion in which Eric 
Von Stroheim diffuses the smoke from the 
elongated cigarette-de-luxe that is part 
and parcel of his screen pensonality, as- 
suredly lends force to the sardonic grin 
that accompanies this feat. 

Rodolph Valentino, too, knows to a 
nicety the value of the cigarette or pipe as 
an index to the character of the man he is 
portraying on the screen. Witness the 
eternal cigarette between the -lips of the 
degenerate " Desnoyers " of the early reels 
of The Four Horsemen. Also the com- 
plicated Arabian hookah he affected in 
The Sheik. In private life Rody likes a 
common or garden pipe. 

John Gilbert is 
smoker in ' 

a nonchalant ct, 
Gleam o' Dawn." 


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MARCH 1923 



Theodore Kosloff gives Betty Camp 
son her dancing lesson. 

Above : Cecil De Mille's class includes 
Leatrice Joy and Julia Fare. 

Left ': Max Parker demonstrates 
architecture on the screen to 
Jacqueline Logan, Clarence Geld- 
hart, and Jcuk Holt. 

motion picture, will be 

drawn all the players for 

their productions. And, 

because the picture-going 

public demands 

" better and more 

pictures," all these 

players are to be 

tramed to perfection 

in their art. 

\N'h ereas many 
centuries of slow de- 
velopment, from the 
primitive plays of 
the open-air without 

Below : Penrhyn Stan- 

laus gives a lesson tn 

pictorial values to James Kirk' 

ui'oJ and his camera-man. 

O lease, teacher, Tommy Meighan 
keeps jogging the seat ! " 
" Betty — ah — -I mean, 

I Miss Compson, kindly at- 

I tend to the lesson ; and, 

A Tom, sit still ! " 

" I can't, Sir; Gloria Swan- 
son's tipping the chair ! " 

" Xow, all — attention, please ! For 
home-work to-night read, and make 
notes on. Chapter Six. No excuses 
will \w taken. The class is dismissed." 

Is such likely to be the scene which 
may confront an intruder to the 
Famous-Lasky Studios now that their 
newly-established screen school is in 
full swing ? One may wonder ! 

This school, wherein stars, featured 
players, directors, cameramen, " ex- 
tras," and, in fact, all concerned in the 
actual production of Paramount films, 
take daily lessons in the various 
branches of their art, has been opened 
in connection with the recent forma- 
tion of an enormous Stock Company. 
I'rom this, the first really extensive 
stock company in the history of the 

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Theodore Roberts and James 
Fawcett are instructors in 
the art of make-up. 

;ven the aid of simple 
scenery to the present 
state of elaborate artis- 
try, have contributed 
to the legitimate theatre 
md its spoken drama, 
1 mere decade has wit- 
nessed the meteoric 
growth of the picture 
play. This new form of 
entertainment rose by 
prodigious leaps from a 
plaything to a great art. 
t3ut, though the technique 
equired for the camera differs 
videly from that of the stage, 
;here has been till now no real 
lystematic training for the screen. 
.n most film studios just suffi- 
nent instruction has been given 
:o the new recruit, almost at the 
noment of filming, to enable 
lim to " get over " the required 

While the picture art was 
n its infancy this state of 
iffairs sufficed. All engaged 
n the work were pioneers and, 
vorking together, piloted the 
lew art to its present position. 

Now, however, that it has 
cached the point where new 
deals are being set up and new 
lemands made, greater achieve- 
nents in artistic productions 
ire being essayed. To accom- 
plish Ihe ideal, players must 
)e trained in all branches of 
cinematic art, and stars of the 
uture developed. 

I~>irectors, stars, and all the 
nembers of the Paramount 
'ompany are expected to attend 
t certain number of the classes, 
n fact, all contracts now 
Irawn up in connection with 
he company' contain a clause 

insisting on " part-time " attendance 
at school ! 

As the classes are held during the 
players' spare time, between scenes, 
they are necessarily informal, and 
not exactly replicas of those stiff, 
formal affairs which most of us 
recall at the mere mention of the 
word school ! But, at the same 
time, the work is far more seriously 
attended to than in many of our 
colleges, and even universities, for 
most of the students have already 
obtained a certain amount of reputa- 
tion in their profession, and realise 
the immense opportunities which 
further valuable training will open 
up for them. The classes are, there- 
fore, really serious, though not con- 
ducted on the conventional bench- 
and-desk principle. Rules are rigidly 
adhered to ; home-work is com- 
pulsory ; while marks are appor- 
tioned, and every student is desired 
to obtain a certain percentage ! 
Jesse L. Lasky, President of 
the Famous-Lasky-Players Cor- 
poration, is in supreme charge 
of the school, while Cecil B. 
De Mille combines the 
duties of headmaster with 
those connected with his 
directorial megaphone. 

For the maintenance 
of discipline, there is a 
committee of prefects, a 
list of whose names would 
create a havoc of excite- 
ment in any ordinary 
college or school. The 
component parts of this 
body are stars of the 

[Continued on Page 6;. 

Circle : William De Mille 
gives an informal lecture to 
Richard Wayne, May Mc- 

Avoy, and Bert Lytell. 
Below : George Mel/ord, in- 
structor in mqtion - picture 
history, surrounded by an 
attentive class. 


Fict\JKe5 and Picl-\jKeQoer 

MARCH 1923 

GevTge Deivhiirsl 

rehearsing a 

parrot for 

■■ What the 



BhhsK 5l"udio 

Ivy amid the Ruins. 

Marcus Aurelius, the man of many 
meditations, must have stood many 
times even as Ivy stands in the photo- 
graph above. But, whereas his medi- 
tations are exceedingly learned, Ivy's 
(so siie tells me) were something like 
this : " So sorry we had to leave Rome 
because we couldn't find the right 
kind of villa. liut Rapallo was beau- 
tiful. Everything was beautiful. Ex- 
cept the weather. That was horrible. 
De Vere Stacpoole's ' Starlit Garden ' 
has made a fine film story." 

When in Rome — 

" Guy went out pigeon-shooting. 
I 'm glad I didn't go with him. He 
came back very much upset. Because 
it's cruel, and no sort of sport. The 
poor birds haven't the ghost of a 
chance. So, if ever you go to Rome, 
don't do as the Romans do in the case 
of pigeon-shooting. Then there was 
the affable Englishman incident. Guy 
loves this one." 

" Guying " Guy Newall. 

Whilst we were filming at Rapallo 
we rehearsed in the hall of the Grand 
Hotel there. One morning an English- 
man insisted upon s}X'aking to Ciuy 
in the middle of a rehearsal. ' I say,' 
he commenced, ' aren't you Mr. X. 
(I can't give you the name) ? ' ' No. 
I'm Guy Newall, and exceedingly 
busy,' said Guy. ' But, oddly enough, 
I was talking to Mr. X. only two 
day's ago. Poor fellow, he's in an 
asyhnn, now.' * I know,' remarked 
the jHrrsevcring one. ' That's why I 
couldn't help askmg you my first 

question ! ' After which rehearsal 
was delayed for ten minutes whilst 
order was restored." The Starlit 
Garden is almost finished now ; the 
interiors were made in the new 
Newall Beaconsfield Studios. 

Enter Irene Norman. 

The screen debut of the Countess of 
Queensberry was made in The Romanv, 
and as simply " Irene Norman, " she 
won favourable notices from almost 
every critic. In this film she has em- 
phatically made good, and will con- 
tinue working for the screen in Tiptoes 
and other Welch-Pearson productions. 
Undaunted by cold, pitiless wind and 
rain, and conditions which were 
acknowledged by even so hardy a 
campaigner as Victor McLaglen to be 
" really uncomfortable at times," this 
lady, who recently distinguished her- 
self by driving a two-seater car from 
Calais across the Alps to Rome, accom- 
panied only by a lady friend, declared 
she liked " roughing it. " But Hugh E. 
Wright says he's had enough of Scot- 
land for awhile. Anyway, he is about 
to return to concert-party work with 
" The I'ilin l-ollies " ; and for all who 
rememlicr Hughie before he went on 
the screen, this is excellent tidings. 

Something that Cannot Be " Made 
\n Germany." 
The two films George Dewhurst 
made in Berlin are now comjilctod, 
and Cicorge himself has many amusing 
stories of his experiences over there. 
" In What the Hutler Saw," l\f says, 
" I wanted two ' flai)pcrs.' Perhaps 
you've lx?en to Germany ? " I hadn't, 
and said s6. " Well, there arc no 

flappers in Germany. There is the 
' Jungfrau,' also the ' Backfische ' (the 
first word means " young lady,' the 
second, ' schoolgirl.' " This I gathcrpd 
after threatening to have Dewhurst 
ejected for using " langwidge." " But, 
serioush', there isn't a single German 
actress who measures up to our 
standards of flapperdom. So I had 
to import -two British girls in a hurn^'. 
These were Cynthia Murtagh and 
Winifred Nelson. .\nd, speaking of 
language, you ought to ha\e heard 
what the parrot said the first time he 
saw our ' Butler.' " Perhaps it's as 
well the screen is silent. 

No Place Like Home ! 

The adventures and inisad\enture.« 
of a young wife anxious to keep lur 
equally young husband's lo\e art' 
amusingly told in Keeping Man In 
tercsted, released this month. Joan 
Maclean, who plays " (reraldine " in 
this Quality series, has gone to 
-Vmerica. She is not unlike N'iola 
Dana in Ixjth appearance and vivacity, 
and in the scene show n opjH)site, which 
comes at the end of the film, she is 
hiding from an imaginary burglar, 
whilst friend husband, in pursuit of 
the same imapinarv burglar. ('a]itiires 

him " b\ the h.iir of " lii> " head. 

A Movie Minister. 

Wyndhain Standing is bark into 
broadrloth again. He has a decided 
partiality for religious roles ; and in 
The Hypocrites, which he made in 
Holland, he jilays a clergvni.iii Thi-S 
film is adajited from Henry .\rtliur 
Jones' well-known ])lav, and Insides 
Standing, Mary Odette, Harold Eren< h, 

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and other British and Dutch 
plavers will be seen. Wynd- 
ham Standing made a pic- 
ture when he went back to 
America last j'ear, called 
The Inner Man, which has 
just been released there. 

Denison Cliffs Latest. 

Hitherto known better as 
a comedienne and ingenue, 
charming, dark-eyed Nancye 
Ken yon, who decorates this 
month's cover, has a deeply 
dramatic role in This Free- 
dom. She was Denison Cliffs 
choice for " Doda," the un- 
fortiniate daughter of a too- 
modern mother, and the 
film, which deals with a 
problem every woman is up 
against some time or other, 
is one of the most interesting of 
1923 releases. Like A Bill of 

Divorcement, most of the interest in This Freedom centres around mother 
and daughter ; and though Clive Brook and the other male members of 
the cast (especially the sons) have distinctive rdles, it is essentially a 
story of women for women. Fay Compton plays " Rosalie," and A. S. M, 
Hutchinson has seen and approved of the film Ideal have made from 
his novel. Also of the one alteration the scenarist has ventured upon. 

Poor Old Joe ! 

Hats off to Gertrude McCoy, who caused 
more tears to flow in an hour and a-half 
than were quite good for appearances. 
For, as " Josephine," in A Royal 
Divorce, she presents a study 
of a loving, self-sacrificing 
woman, that, although un- 
true to tradition, is true 
to the scenario. Gertrude, 
who seems to thrive on 
tearful r61es, laughed sagely 
when I asked her why she 
was so sad on the screen. 
" Poor old Joe," said she 

Madge Stuart and Stewart 
Rome in " The Uninvited 
Guest," written and pro- 
duced by George Dewhurst. 

Irene Xorman and 

Hugh E. Wright in 

" The Romany." 

Sydney Folker and Joan 
Maclean in " Keeping Man 

" Angel voices and all." No 
doubt you know the old nigger 
melody, and it is true that a sub- 
title in the film makes the long- 
suffering heroine say she heard voices 
calling her to go to Kapoleon. Don't 
miss this film, it's excellent. 

Waiting For A Lady ! 

Disguised as an author in a huge pair of 

horn-rimmed spectacles and a Turkish-looking 

djibbah, and knee-deep in a manuscript paper, Seymour Hicks 

held forth upon films and film making one night last week. 

" Twelve years ago," said he ; " we made a comedy- -Ellaline 

Tcrriss and L We dichi't know much about screen-work, 

and we didn't see it for ages after it was released. I also was 

filmed as ' Scrooge.' And now, having given the public time 

in which to forget those en.T\y delinquencies, we are about to 

do it again. Comedies — all comedies, adaptations of ' The 

Bridal Suite,' ' Always Tell Your Wife,' and other sketches 

of mine. And I'm to do the sub-titles." 

What Is A Sub-Title ? 

\\ hat (iir .sulo-titles, by the way ? " said Seymour, with his 

best if-you-\vcre-the-only-girl-in-the-world glance. " Just now 

we're waiting for a lady — for Ellaline, in fact, who has been very 

ill, :md delayed us about a month. I very much wanted daughter 

I'etty to deputise, but she lioesn't like films, and positively refuses." 

These Ilicks comeflies will be made at the former Famous-Laskv studios. 

Their first release will be, .4 Honeymoon For Three, which Ls " The I'.ridal 

Suite." re-shaped, re-titled, and re edited by Seymour himself. 


Picl-\jKe5 dnd Pictsj^eQueK 

MARCH 19z3 


Began her theatrical career as a chorus girl, and is very 
proiiil of her rise to stellar roles. \tta, uho is best 
kiiouii to puturegoers for her uorli nx " l)r Jekyll and 
Mr. Hyde" and " Blood and Sand ," ts just tuenty-txto. 

MARCH 1923 

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Is a screen giant, for he is 6 feet 2 inches high and weighs 
190 pounds. At one time a popular cowboy star, he has 
been equally successful in drawing-room roles, for his films 
range from ' ' The Desert of Wheat ' ' to "Prisoners of Love. ' ' 


Pict\jkes and Picture OoeK 

MARCH 1923 


Wast specially tmporUit Irotn S\u' Yorl; to play " Rostty 
Hihciirds, ' in " Till Your ChilJntt." tcli-asfJ this tiumlh. 
She and sister Mary arc prom itiinl tiietnbers oj ' /.le^feld' s 
Follies," and Dons made her first film in Aineriea. 

MARCH 1923 

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A very fine, actor whose screen popularity dates back 

to the old Biograph days. The " Little ' Colonel' ' of 

"The Birtli of a Nation" has many fine pictures to 

his credit. 


Pict\jKe5 and PictKJKeQoer 

MARCH 1923 


Was horn at Sun l-'nincisco tiiid ctitiif fiovi convent 
to screen She wtis <i inemher of the tni^lity aist of 

" hiloleriince." and lias (tltiyed opposite /)<• W'ol/ Hopper, 
Finrhanks. Hint, Charles Rity, iinii Jiuck Jones. 

MARCH 1923 

Pict'\JK25 and Rict\jKeO^SK 

The Screen fe,sKioiA 

Above : Mary Philbin's walking outfit has a 
jacket of red and white striped tweed and skirl 
of white duvetyn. Below : A Gloria Swanson 
gown of black c\\( velvet with hip-bands and 

shoulder straps of crystal head*. 

Oval : Claire Windsor shows a luxurious 
negligi of silver net worn over French 
embroidery on grey georgette. Above : Mary 
Philbin's dance frock has a blouse of powder- 
blue velvet and skirt of light grey lace. 


Pict-\JK25 and PictKJKeOoer 

MARCH 1923 

Hatlon in 
" Ebb Tide.- 

A/fon t/z : 

Hdxtorx -^ 

Beluw : With yir^inia 
Valli in " Htx Back Against 
the Wall." 

Graphologists, psychologists, and 
other wise 'ologists caii read 
characters whilst you wait, but 
only an actor like Raymond Hatton can 
show the fan-in-the-street how to do it. 
All sorts and conditions of men are ahke 
easy to him ; for he has made a life study 
of human nature, and his impersonations 
are so true to type that any and every- 
hody can understand and appreciate 
them. Raymond has suffered since his 
early youth from an unshakable pro- 
pensity for characterisation. At the 
af^e of twelve he had left his home in 
Red Oak. Iowa, to tour with a travelling 
repertory company through the Middle 
\\est. And /lis repertory consisted of 
playing the parts of a page boy, an 
elderly reprobate, and a white-headed 
old nigger, and aLso acting ;us property 
and call boy. After ten years on the 
slant", he heard the call of the Kliegs, and 
-served in his time with Kalem, Biograph, 
Keystone. Lasky. Pa amount, Goldwyn, 
ami In.e. returning finally to the Lasky 
fold, from whence his next release is 
J:blt I idc. Kaymond is married, and 
his wife. I'rances Hatton, has recently 
returned to the screen in several Rox 
pKtures. He is blue eyed and brown- 
liaired. with one of the most expressive 
laces in all screen land. 

MARCH 1923 

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TKe Ba^d 

/ JOMN \ 

/"^ an the leopard change his spots ? 
/ And, if he can, should lie ? 

■ The Leopard had a name-- 
I Smith, or Tomkins, or Jones, 

■ or something else. It does not 
% matter. He was known as the 

\ leopard to the gang, and oidy 
^^ the gang knew him — the gang 
and the i)olice, that is. And 
the prdice did not know him well. 
They knew of him, and they had their 
suspicions. One day they were con- 
vinced that they would " land " him, 
get him in the net ; but they did not 
know him sufficiently for this achieve- 
ment as yet — not as well as they 
would have liked. 

The Leopard's name did not matter. 
He was known as the Leopard. l-5ecause 
he never changed his spots. He did 
not, as some of the " crooks," pose as 
a " straight one " when it was to liis 
advantage. In that respect there was 
a streak of honest}' in him. " I'm a 
crook," he would say. "Well, then, 
why disguise it ? They can't get me 
till they've got the goods on me, and 
I'm too smart for that." 

He lived west of the Park, in the 
desert of straight streets that are too 
dull to trouble the pohce. He had his 
haunts, and he never departed from 
them. He had his rules, and he kept 
to them. 

Narrated by permission from Episode 
One of the First National production, 

Bits of Lije. 

Also he had his troubles. 

Charlie came in one day. Charlie, 
too, had a name — a name besides 
Charlie — but it did not matter. He 
was always Charlie. 

" Well, boy," said Charlie, greeting 
his friend with a pat on the shoulder, 
" and how goes things ? " 

The I>eopard sneered. 

" See this dud cheque," he said, 
taking it from his pocket and showing 
it with a nourish. " I only ])assed it 
on the butcher yesterday, and it's back 
already. It makes you tired. This 
town's getting too smart." 

Charlie threw his hat on the table. 

" My own view, boy," he said. 

Charlie went to the window and 
looked out. There was a railway 
below, and at the very moment a train 
was pulling out on the first step of its 
long journey to the west. Charlie 
sighed as it drew away and vanished 
round the bend. 

" Something on your mind ? " asked 

the Leopard, drawing back the window- 
curtain to see what had interested his 

" A girl," replied Charlie, turning 
from the window. " Hoy, I've got 
it bad." 

" Must have ! " remarked the Leo- 

And he took Charlie by the arm and 
guided him to the best chair. 

" Sit down and get it off j'our mind, 
then," he said. 

Charlie laughed. 

" I don't want to," he said. 

" Don't want to ? 

" No." 

The Leopard looked at Charlie, and 
Charlie looked at the carpet. He even 
l)lushed. Hut at last he went on with 
his story. 

" Hoy, she's the greatest thing that 
ever happened. Now, isn't that an 
original thing to say ? I suppose 
there's a million other fellows feeling 
just the same way about a million 
other girls right at this minute. Hut 
I feel it, just the same. I think she's 
the greatest thing that ever hajipened, 
and so she is ! We've had it fixed up 
a couple of weeks, and I've only been 
waiting for . . . you see, I've left the 
gang and cleared out of the game. , . ." 

The Leopard stared. 

" Going straight ? " . 

" Yes, going straight." 


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MARCH 192: 

" A girl," replied Charlie, turning from the window. " Boy, I've got it bad." 

" H'ni ! ^'our own affair, boy, of 
course. Ycni'll find it hard." 

" Here, yes. J'd find it hard, here. 
]>iit I'm not f^oing to stay liere. 
\\'(/re going West as soon as 1 raise 
the funds. We're going right out 
W'est, where nobixiy knows me, and 
I'm going to start all over again there 
It waM that I < ame to see you about." 

" Came to see me .■' " 

1 want a hundred pounds, bcjy. 
^'ou're the ordv pal left I can go to. 
If \c)u could raise it for me- - ••" 

The Leo|)ard whistled. 

" .\ hundred ? 1 haven't a shilling 
in the wr)rld, old son, at the moment. 
I don't sec - " 

" It means everything to me and— - 
and the girl," pleaded Charlie. 

The Leopard began to pace up and 
down the carpet, staring at it in per- 
plexity as he <lid so. He stroked the 
back of his head and frowned. In a 
while he whistled. And at last he 
s<-cnH'd to get an idea. 

Put on your liat and corne out," 
he said. " I'll raise the money for 
you somewhere. I've never seen a 
(lal stuck yet. We'll go and look for 

They went out together and along 
tile dull straight street to where the 
broad .ivenue ran up the side of the 
r.irk boundary. \'p here they turned 
and <()titinued at a slow pace, chatting. 
It early afternoon, still and warm ; 
life seemed lazy and there was nobody 
.iboMt. ;\ policeman, of course, stood 
■ It llw c<irner. but he did not count. 
In any < ase, he was very nearly asleep. 
.\ lice or two bu/./ed across in the 
green of the I'ark. Sheep stood still. 
.And the faint cries of children I in 
I heir i)l.i\Mig green were €i.s drowsy a.s 
tin- IliK k summer sunshine. ' 

We'll find something," said the 
Leopard. " I always get out of tight 
corners trickily, you know. We'll 
find something. And I'm not going 
to see a pal stuck, anyway. Don't 
hurry. It's too hot." 

After three streets they crossed the 
avenue to the Park side, and continued 
up beside the railings, and, as they 
walked, drowsily chatting ab(jut vague 
})lans and Charlie's future, Charlie 
felt a tug at his sleeve and, looking 
up, saw that the eyes of the Leoparcl 
were upon a furtive youth who ran 
across the green hillocks in the 
<}uietest corner of the Park towards 
the rails. 

Something coming," whispered 
the Leopard. 

The furtive youth climbed the rails 
and dropped to the pavement. And 
at once he felt himself in an inm 
grip, and looked np into the Leopard's 

\'ou let me go ! " he criecL 

" Not likely ! " said the Leopard 

I know your sort. I can tell your 
ways. NN'hat have you stolen ? " 

" Me ? " said the youth innocently. 

" Come on ! " said the Leopard 
firmly. " Out with it ! " 

He twisted the youth's shoulder, 
disclosing a bidging pocket, and from 
tins he took a rich retl leather pocket- 
book. The youth mailc a last attem|>t 
to grab it, but the Leopard knocked 
hi-^ hand away. 

Hf)ld him, Charles," he said. 

I'll make the inspection." 

He opened the pocket-book and 
made the inspection. It totalled fifty 
pounds, and he smiled i)uii-tl\' at the 
youth as he closed the i ase and tui ked 
it a\va\- in his ])ocket. 

" riii^ wdl h;i\'e to be repnrtci (ii 

headquarters," he said. " \ Cu loot, 
young yourself, and I ilon't want tt- 
have you landed. Can you run .- 

" Yah I " said the >outh. " IM 
got "em that way m) self before to-day " 
" You see the policeman at the 
corner ! " threatened the Leopard. 

" Yah ! " said the youth. " You 
daren't. Gimme that case." 

The Leopard strode down the a\ enut 
to the corner, Charlie at his heels, and 
the unbelicN-ing youth some vards 
behind. The Leopard awakened the 

" This fellow behind," he said. 
" I've been watching him for the List 
ten mijiutes. I shouldn't say he wab 
loitering for any good. " 

■' Leave him to me, sir," said the 

And a moment later both youth .md 
policeman had vanished, the ymiili 
first and going tlie faster, but the 
policeman not far behind. 

" I say ! " exclaimed the admiring 
Charlie. " I like yf)ur nerve I 

" Nothing venture, nothing do ! " 
quoted the Leopard. "In any 
I want some testimony to my hoiu'st\ 
in case the police should land me om 
fine morning. This afternoon is going 
to furnish that testimony." 

" Oh, is it ! " -said Charlie. ' I 

must say I fail to see " 

" Leave it to me, boy," smiled the 
Leopard. " I wasn't born yesterday." 
Half-a-mile up the avenue w as Mac's, 
a fa\'ourite resort of the Leopard's. 
.-\ gathering of the boys could aiway» 
be countecl on in Mac's select little 
back room, any drowsy afternoon. 
Now the Leopard piloted Charlie 
there and installed him in a corner 

" Want a bit o' play ? " asked Mac, 
coming along the counter and setting 
their thinks before tlu-m. 

" I <U)n't mind," smiled the Leopard. 
" Playing, Charlie ? 

Charlie shook his head. 
" Quit that, too, eh ? All right. 
^ Ou know your own business. Any- 
body here, Mac ? 

" .\ few bunches o' green, unless I 
don't know my men," said .Mac. 

The Leopard smiled again, and took 
from his pocket three little dice, the 
loading of which had made a consider- 
able hole in the Leopard's pocket- 
money some years before. He lin- 
gered them lovingly. 

Hut, before he could say more, or 
form any plan of campaign, a heavy 
man with a thick moustache came 
through from the little back room and 
laid a watch on the counter. .\ kK)k 
from Mac appraised the Leopard of 
the fact that here was one of the 
" greeiKS," a newcomer, one unversed 
in the ways. The Leopard gently 

" Loan me something on this watth." 
said the heavy man tt) Mac. " The 
boys have cleaned me out. and I 
just can't stop playing " 

" It ain't my way o" doin' tiaile," 
>,iU\ Mac, with a sliakc of ihc head. 
" Sorry." 

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PictxjKes end Pict\jKeQueK 

The Leopard leaned over and took 
up tlie watch, examining it carefully. 

" It's worth twenty quid, that 
watch," said tlie heavy man. 

The Leopard smiled. It was worth 
forty if it was worth a penny. 

" How much do you want ? " he 
asked . 

" I'll take ten on a loan," said the 
man. " You can have the money 
back to-morrow at a reasonable in- 
terest. Only 1 just got to play, and 
the bnys have cleaned me out. I've 
not got a cent." 

" All right," said the Leopard 
gently. "You're a friend of Mac's, I 
suppose, and .so am I. We can trust 
each other." 

He took out thu red pocket-case, and 
from this ten pounds. Passing the 
money to the stranger, he tucked the 
money and watch safely into his pocket. 
Then he called for drinks round. 

But it was suddenly seen that 
the stranger had vanished, and not 
into the little back room, eitlier. The 
Leopard laughed. 

" I thought so," he .said. " Well. 
it's my bargain. I'm tliirty pounds to 
the good on that deal." 
; As they drained their glasses, a 
little man came through the crowd 
ind stood beside the Leopard, rubbing 
vigorously upon a ring. 

" Say, fellow," he said ; " a chappie 
:ells me you can tell a good stone 
A'hen you sec one. What sort d'you 
>ay this was .•" " 

The Leopard took the ring and 
examined it. Yes, he could tell a 
»ood stone when he saw one. This 
A-as worth, at the lowest estimate, 
jcventy or eighty pounds. But the 
Leopard passed it back with a shrug 
>f contempt. 

" Genuine beer-bottle ! " was his 
-omment. " Worth ten pounds." 

" What ! " cried the little man. 
' Wliv, 1 just give a fellow twentv for 

" Your own fault," said the Leopard, 
' I'll give you ten for it my.self. But 
hat's all you'll get anywhere." 

So ten pounds bought the ring, 
ind the little man vanished in the 
^racks of the heavy man. Again the 
Leopard laughed, 

I " No questions asked I " he said. 
I' My gain again. Well, I should say 
I wasn't quite so green. They're 
satisfied. I'm satisfied." 

'Jhen he went on ; 
j " Mac, I've thirty pounds left. I 
yant a flutter. Keep Charhe here 
ind listen to his advice while I slip 
hrough. I'll not be long." 
1 Nor was he. His trusty dice of 
jhe decided bias did their work well. 
In five minutes he was back in the 
bar, and the word was going round 
hat the Leopard had cleared the 
)oys right out. 

When the Leopard and Charlie 
i'cre again upon the avenue, slowly 
■uinlpring northward, the Leopard 
H'gan to lauglt loud ,-in<l long, and at 
ist Charlie l>egged to be taken into 
he inner cirrles of the joke. 

" The joke, my dear Charles," said 
the Leopard. " is that I cleaned them 
out to the tune of a hundred and 
twenty. I can't stop laughing." 

They came to where a little crowd 
stood about a street preacher, whose 
voice was raised in the story of the 
Good Samaritan. The spectacle moved 
the Leopard to more mirth, until at 
last the pre.icher came from the stand 
and spoke to him. 

" You should not laugh," he said. 
" Some day, perchance, you will fall 
among thieves." 

" Nay," said the Leopard, moving 
off; "I'm on the otlicr side. I'm the 
Samaritan. I'm the Bad Samaritan." 

At the top corner of the Park tlie 
two men stood to say good-bye. 

" See," said the Leopard. " Here 
is your hundred to take your girl 
out West and start again. Here is 
fifty which I place in the case. I said 
I wanted proof of my honesty. I shall 
take this case at once to police 
headquarters and tell them how I 
came by it— the straight tale. Tlie 
man who lost it will get it back. So 
we're all satisfied, eh ? " 

" But you ? " said Charlie. 

" Oh," laughed the Leopard, " I 
get a forty-guinea watch and a 
seventy-guinea ring. It's a funny 
world. . . . Well, good-bye, boy." 

On his way down the East Avenue, 
a lino of perplexity came on the 
Leopard's brow. Something the street 
preacher had said at the other side 
of the Park ... 

Cfime to think of it, he never had 
done aiwthing for anybody- nothing, 
tliat is, without hope of reward for 
himself. He had been on occasions, 
as just now, in Charlie's case, a Bad 
Samaritan. He had never been a 
(iood Samaritan. But what oppor- 
tunities. . . . 

.\nd then he wondered. Why should 
he be thinking of this ? 

As he walked he passed an open 
space, half boarded in, that was to 
be a building site, and as he came to 
an opening in the fence he heard a 
groan. He looked in, and saw a man, 
an elderly man, fallen on the bare 
ground. His clothes were disarrangefl, 
and he bled from a wide woun^l in 
the temple. 

At once the Leopard was by his 
side. The first time. . . . 

" Hold up, old man," he said. 
" I'll get you to a taxi. There's a 
hospital not far." 

Half-carrying and half-supporting 
the man, who was near the borderland 
of unconsciousness, he got him through 
the broken railings to the avenue, anfl 
here he raised his hand and hailed 
a taxi. And at that moment llie 
old man came back to consciousness 
and raised a cry for help. 

" Tliat's all right," said the Leopard, 
" I'm helping you. " 

But the cry had brought a detective, 
and the detective demanded to be 
told the trouble. 

" I've been attacked in there," 
whined the old man, "and my 
pocket-case and ring and watch have 

" What do you know about it ? " 
the detective suspiciously asked of 
the Leopard. 

" Nothing at all," said the Leopard. 

" Of course not," said the detective. 
" But I seem to know your face a 
bit too well, my lad. Open your 

The Leopard opened his pockets. 
What else could he do ? 

" Aha ! " smiled the detective, as 
he looked and saw. " Better get in 
the taxi with us, you. This'll mean 
five years for you." 

And it did. 

/'// rai^r Ihr woney {i-<r you somezvhere. I've never seen a pal slucK yet. We'll go 

and look for things." 


Pict\jKe5 and Rict\jKeQuer 

MARCH 1923 

^— J/t < \ I yC t ^ ""A I I "l I / \ f~~ \\y^±\n Q""" ElizaUth'i Coronation procnsion in "The Virgin Queen," 

/r\ L^ r\Y^ /^\ I J I K'^'^ ^N l^fc2v timed ouliide ihf loiiler. of Abbey. 


J. Slu«rt Blacklon dtffcling " Thf Virgin Qur^n " in ihe Grounds 
ol Bctulifu AbD«)r. 

MARCH 1923 

PictxjKGS and PictKJKeOoeK 

PictuKGgoeK Pa.Kodies 

Betty BdFouK 

Down Harlesden Way : A Song of New London. 

When Betty's films are " On 
the Board," 
By all who see them they're 
From Vauxhall way to Harrow. 
And every " fan " is moved to 

Never was star so blithe and fair. 
From Battersea to Barrow. 
All hearts she finds a way to win ; 
When her sweet face is " Irissed 

I reckon you can hear the din 
From Cornwall unto Yarrow. 

Refrain : 

There's a Violet in Chelsea, 
There's a Flora hard by Kew, 
Screen blossoms many a Walton 

lane adorning ; 
But the flower I hold most sweet 
Is the " Radis Rose " I meet 
DowTi Harlesden way so early in 

the morning. 

If Betty Balfour ever deigns 

To leave those realms o'er which 

she reigns, 
And trips in fashion frisky 
Along the streets of Everyday, 
Then each one leaves his work or 

To form a cortege all the way 
From Baron's Court to Biscay. 
Englishmen smile and look quite 

Wild Irishmen forget to fight, 
Welshmen lose all their appetite. 
And Scots forsake their whisky. 

Refrain : 

There is cheerfulness in Chelsea, 
There is chaos hard by Kew, 
Each house and office emptied 

without warning. 
Half the world comes out to greet 
The small siren that I meet 
Down Harlesden way so early every 


Betty Balfour as the dancer in " Twinkle Toes.' 


Beliv rial j on} 

iH "h'ee 


Picl'\JKe5 and Pictsji^eOver 

MARCH 19i 

"Robir. hood 

4 ARCH 1923 

Fict\JKe5 and Pict\jt^eOoer 

Robin Hood invades the Castle to rescue Lady Marian. 

Pict\JKe5 at\d Picl-\jKeOoer 

MARCH 192 

[directors . 
1 Have Met ^" 

N^2 ^LL/qN DW^N 

Allan Dtuan, atid his gianl mcs^aphonc used in directing " Robin Hood." 

Host of us would be content 
witJi one jx-rfcctly good 
vocation ; Allan Dwan has 
at least three at his linger- 
ti[is, not to mention five or 
six more at which he 
could probably make a liv- 
inf<, if he had to do so. 
()( (onrse, a number of people have 
been famous athletes, have (pialified 
as electrical engineers, but just 
how many could direct a picture 
like liobm Hood and make a big 
success ? And so Mr. Dwan has 
selected his career wisely. 

The director to whom you are 
introduced was born in Canada. 
Though most of his life has been s[)ent 
in the States, you would guess his 
nationality, his athletic type suggest- 
ing the North, from which he came as 
a small l)oy to Chicago. The " Windy 
City " appealed to the Dwans, though 
the stiff breezes from Lake Michigan 
are nsually unfriendly to newcomers, 
who find the blasts anything but 
])leasant u])on chill wintry days. This 
was the city of his boyhood, and the 
city which gave Inm his first chance in 
the vocation in which he was to become 
a i)rominent figure later on. between 
these two come the college clays at 
Notre Dame University, a school 
famous for its athletes as well as for 
its scholastic standing. Allan came 
into his o'vn there, ;ind was a famous 

figure on the football field, playing 

1 heard of his college record while 
in South America. Speaking of 
moving ]iictures, a Peruvian gentle- 
men asked if 1 had ever heard of his 
clever class-mate at Notre Dame, and 
told me of some of Allan's accom- 
jilishments at the University. He 
starred in his subject, and after 
graduation taught electrical engineer- 
ing for a while, was the most pro- 
minent football player and athlete, 
shone in amateur theatricals- -in fact, 
was one of their most distinguished 

After teaching a while, he decided 
to try the stage, and, of his 
association with the dramatic club, was 
chosen for a role in a Chicago all- 
star production at one of the little 
theatres. In the meantime, he wrote 
a play — the greatest in the world, he 
thought it— and took a trip to New 
^■ork to dispose of it. How different 
that trip was from those he makes 
to-day ! Then he counted his pennies. 
Now the best is none too good for him. 
When he speaks of that adventure, he 
graphically descnlies his disapjK)int- 
ment. The play did not sell, and 
practically everything he possessed of 
value had to be sold to make the trip 
back to Chicago. 

How man\- of vou remember the old 

F.ssanay pictures, with " Broncho 
Billy, " the " Sheriff." and a lot of old 
f.imiliar characters who played in 
thrilling Wild West pictures of one and 
two reels back in um i or i 2 ? Perhaps 
yon sent them scenarios- -they were in 
the market for them — and if you 
received a couple of jwirnds felt 
yourself amph' repaid ? It was at the 
old Kssariay Studio in Chicago that 
Mr. Dwan made his start with a little 
no-account story that pleased so well 
that he was asked to submit others. 
Soon he became a regular writer u]X)n 
the staff, then wrote for the .\merican, 
and journeye<l to San Diego ;is editor 
and writer for that picture organisa- 
tion. In the California Studio he 
often directed one of his own pictures, 
and naturally dnftinl into the work. 
An excellent school, but if he had not 
had real genius that \\ould probably 
have been the beginning — and the 
end- -of our story. 

Here are some of his pictures : 
Wild flower, with Marguerite • Clark ; 
Panihra (Norma Talmadge) ; Cheating 
Cheaters (Clara Kimball Young) ; three 
Douglas Fairbanks pictures — Mr. Fix- 
It, He Comes V p Swilivg, and Head- 
int; tioiith. Also Soldiers of Fortune, 
five other indeivndeiit productions, 
and, very recently, Rohm Hood, which 
has been pronounced by many the 
greatest jiii turc of the year 

MARCH 1923 

dgre\-haire(l man-servant 
witli .sidc-whiskers which 
were worthy of an aged 
retainer ni a ducal house- 
liold grectec me in the 
porchway of Richard Dix's 
pic tures(iuc Los Angeles 
" My master is at lunch, " he 
told tiie. 

"Then I will wait," said I, 
subsiding into a comfortably cush- 
ioned chair on the verandah. 
Through the glass doors that 
led into the lounge hall I 
caught a fleeting glimpse of 
a trim maid hurrying along 
the passage-way with a 
loaded tray of steaming 

The henchman saw that 
appetising vision at the 
same moment. He nar- 
rowed his eyes, coughed 
nervously, and then leaned 
towards me with an air of 

" If you will pardon me 
saying so," he commenced, 
" 1 think it might be quicker 
if you went straight into the 
dining-room to sec Mr. Dix." 
I protested against such a 

Richard Dix as himself 

and as " John Storm," 

with Mae Busch in " The 


Fict\jKe5 and PictKJKeQuer I K\ 


" Young man, you will never be a 
screen star," said Charles Chaplin to 
Richard Dix. The joke is on Charlie. 

violation of the rigjits of domestic 

I had arrived to interview a 
popular screen star, not to behave 
like a school-child scrambling 
through the turnstiles of the 
" Zoo," to see tJie animals feed. 
" He ma\ be an hour — and he 
may be longer," warned the 
^^ family retainer, in a sepul- 
Km chral voice. " Lunch is a 
HI prolonged affair with Mr. 

HI So handsome Richard Dix 
HI was a gourmet, I contem- 
|| plated, with some bewilder- 
ment. For although he wore 
a cassock in his screen pre- 
sentation of "John Storm" 
in Tlie Christia}i, there had 
been little to suggest in his 
lithe figure the excesses of 
a portly jolly friar. 

" Jenkins ! " A voice 

strangely muffled came 

through the verandah door. 

If that is anyone to see 

me, send them right in." 

A moment later I had 
been ushered into the dining- 
room, and a tall, handsome 
fellow rose from beside the 
table and extended a wel- 
coming hand. 

Still there was that mys- 
terious huskiness in his voice. 
" A cold ? " I asked 

" No ; potatoes," laughed 
Richard, as he thrust a fork 
into a succulent dish of 
" earth fruit " swimming in 

" Haven't tasted a potato 
for nearly two months," he 
gulped. " I had to diet and 
get my weight down for 
my part in The Christian. 
Now I'm running amok, for 
I'm out of the monastery 
for good. 

" I looked too healthy for 
the part, and had to tone 
down. I lost fifteen pounds 
in weight in three weeks." 

I dashed in with a question 
before another potato spoilt 
my chances. 

" You travelled a good 
many thousand miles on 
location for The Christian ? " I 
" I enjoyed the globe-trotting as much 
as the fascinating character-study of 
' John Storm,' " enthused Dix, as a Well- 
lubricated potato slipped unnoticed from 
his fork to his plate. I realised with 
furtive exultation that I had guided him 
along a path of thought that certainly 
had interested him. 

" London was great. We were treated 
like royalty, although we took a good 
many liberties with the conventions of 
the city. Goodness knows how many 


Pict\jKe5 P)t\d PictxjKeOoeK 

MARCH 1923 

With Joseph Dou'ling in 
" The Christian." 

people we kept out of bed, 
when we flooded Trafalgar 
Square with million - candle- 
power arc-lamps, from midnight 
to dawn. And when, dressed in 
a cassock, I made a speech to a 
huge crowd on Epsom I3owns on 
Derby Day, I hail a very good- 
natured reception, although I 
am sure a large number of my 
audience took me for a 
real revivalist. If 
they could have 
seen the carefully "^'-^'^^^^i*r^ 
marked race card 
that I had concealed in 
my pocket they might have 
changed their opinion. 

I think that I have done 
some of my best screen work in The 
Chrtstian," said Dix, without the 
slightest suggestion of boasting pride 
in his likeable voice. For the youth- 
ful Goldwyn star has, in his real 
personality, all the attractive natural- 
ness and unaffected boyishness that 
the cameras have caught for the 

Sir Hall Cainc was a frequent 
spectator, and that had the effect of 
making me keen to live up to his 
conceplion of the character of ' John 
Storm.' It is something of an ordeal, 
characterising for the cameras a per- 
sonality created by an author who is 
standing close by, and perhaps suf- 
fering agonies over the mutilation of 
his work." 

" Or enthusiastically enjoying tlic 
visualisation of his cold print," I 

I ought to liavc made a good job 
of ' John Storm,' " Dix told mc ; 

for he was the first strong character 
that I saw on the stage as a boy. 
\S hen I was quite a youngster, my 
inniher took me to the local town 

Richard's Press 
cuttings seem 
to provide entertain- 
ing reading. 

hall to see my 
first stage play. And, 
strangely enough, it was 
' The Christian.' 
" In those days I little thought 
that I should strut the stage myself 
in later years. I was meant for a 
doctor, but that profession had no 
appeal for me. At eighteen I went to 
New York, and got a small part on 
the vaudeville stage, and that started 
my acting career." 

I averted my eyes from Dix's sor- 
rowful face, as suddenly he discovered 
the deterioration of his delectable 
potatoes. I had a pang of conscience 
as I watched him sadly motion to the 
maid to carry the sorry congealed mass 
away. He looked like a disappointed 
child at that moment, and there was a 
fleeting glimjxse of the appealing, un- 
spoiled nature of his boyish person- 
ality. There is not a vestige o^ pre- 
tence about him. He does not pose, 
or frame words just for effect. He's 
the sort of fellow that might live 
next door, and you wouldn't think 
twice alx)ut leaning over the garden 
fence and shouting to him to come m 
find give a hand with laying the 
linoleum on the staii-s, 

It was Richard Div who laughed 
cheerfully when Charlie Chaplin, some 
years ago, t61d him that he would 
never make a hit on the films. 

" He said that my nose was all 
wrong," said Dix, when I reminded 
him of that false prophecy. " '^'ou 
can see it is inclined to be flat and 
spreading, and Charlie thought 
that the cameras would make it 
look really bad on the screen." 

A youth less conceited than 
Richard Dix might have drawn 
himself up in the approved style 
of the sUghted, and withered his 
outspoken critic with a contemptu 
ous glance. 

But Dix, who has a considerable 
amount of respect for the prince 
of screen jesters, took Chaplin's 
advice in a more practical spirit. 
Straightivay he sought a method 
of " making up " his nose with 
grease paint, which would thwart 
the designs that the relentless lens 
had in its direc- 

And to-day 
Richard Dix's 
growing popu- 
larity sym- 
bolises the fact 
that Charlie 
was wrong. 
For there is a 
rugged, pleasing 
charm about Di.\ 
on the screen which 
enables him to bring a 
refreshing naturalness to his 
characterisations. And the appeal of 
his likeable personality banishes from 
the mind any such mundane thoughts 
as the contemplation of the contours 
of his nose. 

" In England," I suggested, when 
we were sitting on the rose-co\-ered 
V'crandah, to which we had adjourned 
after the potatoes had met their 
Waterloo, " were you tempte<l to 
forsake your bachelor vows ? " 

Dix is frank to an embarrassing 
degree on occasions, and he did not 
disguise the fact that he thought the 
American girls were better-looking 
than the English. • " But that is only 
a matter of opinion, for British women 
certainly have attraction and charm," 
he added gallantly. 

" Shoulcl I ever forsake bachelor- 
hood," confessed my host, " I ought 
to be pretty well versed in matters 
matrimonial. My many screen ' mar- 
riages ' have given me the ground- 
work, so to speak. 

" They said that the story of the 
shoals that exist in modern marriage, 
which, with Helen Chadwick, I por- 
trayed in Dan^cfoHH Curve Ahead, 
sent husbands away from the picture 
theatres with a deeper understanding 
of what their young wives have to 
cope with. The story .sought to show 
married couples how to round the 
clanger curves of the m.uninonial line 
without wrecking their happiness. 
There was a lot of real life rotlected 
in that film, and that is the human 

MARCH 1923 

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kind ot story llial 1 think iuis n 
greater future on tlie screen than all 
the spectacular and costly supers that 
are shown. 

" Another of my new pictures, 
The Poverty of Riches, 's a piage from the 
book of married life, for it shows the 
folly of a husband who destroyed the 
greatest desire in the life of his wife 
by his lust for success in riches." 

" Yes," said Richard, stretching his 
long legs and puffing smoke-clouds 
contentedly from his favourite briar. 
" I ought to know something about, 
marriage — but until I meet a woman 
like my mother, I'll never become a 

Dix is scarcely an idealist, for he 
believes in looking the facts of life 
straight in the face, and not obscuring 
them with impractical dreams. But 
his affection for his mother has a 
touch of idealism. With un- 
affected sincerity he tells the 
world that what success 
he has achieved he owes 
to the frail, wliite-haired 
little lady with whom he 
lives amidst the pic- 
turesque plains and 
valleys of California. 

" Mother gave to me 
my creative possibilities 
in the direction of screen 
work," Dix told me. " Come 
inside and have a look at 
her paintings." 

Enthusiastically he showed 
me many delicate water-colour 
sketches, artistically tinted 
china, and musical compositions, 
which reflected the talent of his 
beloved mother. 

As we turned over the faded pages 
of photograph albums, which contained ^«b 

many reminiscences of Richard Dix's 
youth, my host stopped with a chuckle as 
he came across a picture showing him 
sitting in the centre of a group of foot- 

" That is the young man who indirectly 
was responsible for my entry into the 
films," he said, pointing with his linger towards 
a particularly brawny youth who figured in the 

" He broke my nose during a practice match," 
explained Dix. " A week after that mishap, 
James Neill and Edythe Chapman, who were 
playing in the fihn version of ' The College 
Widow,' advertised for a football player to 
figure in the piece. I went along with all the 
' local colour ' that my bandaged nose gave to 
me, and I got the job. And that started me 
on the films. 

" Sport is a great tonic for a screen player, and 
it's better medicine for keeping you fit and not 
letting the cameras show the shadows and lines of 
indifferent health on one's face than anything 
that came out of the blue-tinted bottles of the 
chemists. And it helps you to keep level-headed 
and not lose your temper over things that don't 

Like most men with the broad, trim shoulders 
of athletes, and muscles and biceps that command 
respect should the prospect of an argument arise, 
Richard Dix is by nature a peaceful fellow, 

To look at the youthful star with his level, un- 
lined brows, that never seem to frown, his clear, 

laughing eyes and friendly smile, 
is to realise that it would take a 
good (leal to make him ill-tempered. 

He admitted that once he got 
badly rattled, and that was during 
the filming of Yellow Men and Gold. 
He had a strenuous part in that pic- 
ture, and he had to fight on land 
and water, and carry out a daring 
leap of a broa<l chasm. Then came 
an incident in which a " crack " 
cowboy sharjjshooter was engaged 
for one of Dix's stunts, 

" You've got to shoot close to 
Dix without hitting him," the direc- 
tor told the expert with the gun. 

" Well," he drawled ; "I'll want 
another twenty-five dollars if I'm 
going to take a risk like that." 

" And he got it — for taking the risk ! 

Left : The 

Below : Richard 
Dix and Mae 
Bitsch en route 
for England , 
where exteriors 
for " The 
Christian " 
were filmed. 

" And when the shooting was over, 
1 talked straight to that gunman, 
and let him know who was really 
risking a damaged skin." 

Dix confessed to me that his 
greatest aversion in life was seeing 
himself on the screen for the first 
time in a new picture. 

" Like most stage actors, I have 
been through the tortures of stage- 
fright," he admitted, " but that spine- 
chilling sensation is nothing compared 
with ' screen fright.' 

For, when you see your shadow 
self on the screen, you recognise those 
little faults of acting ; of character 
interpretation, which required just a 
few more subtle touches to be per- 
fected, and similar mistakes, which it 
is too late to remedy. 

And all through the picture, you 
sit watching like a Mark Tapley, 
waiting for sometliing to turn up- 
some fresh phase of acting which you 
feel reflects your best work. And 
still the celluloid slides through the 
projector, and that perfect piece of 
acting does not flash on to the screen. 
And you inwardly groan, and thank 
the kind fates for the darkness of 
the projecting theatre which hides 
your despairing features. 


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Mrs. Dix finds her son an appreciative art critic. 

" One of the most vivid memories of my 
career was the occasion when I witnessed the 
first performance of iXot Guilty, the picture 
which introduced me to the screen. 

•• I had all the thrills of a first night, only a 
thousand times more awful. I picked the pic- 
ture to pieces the whole time that it was showing. 
And I felt that everyone around me was vivisecting 
me in just the same way." 

Before I left Richard Dix's charming old-world 
home, I was introduced to his mother. It is simple 
to see from whom handsome Richard J.)ix has in- 
herited liis attractive, smiling grey eyes, to whom 
the cameras are so kind. 

For Mrs. Dix. with eyes that, despite the white- 
ness of her hair, are still unfaded. smiles back at one 
with a charm that mirrors the appealmg friendship 
and good - nature that her famous son radiates 
from the screen. 

She is inordinately proud of Richard, and one 
realises that it will have to f>e a rather wonderful 
woman who tempts Dix into the paths of 
matrimony. For he is looked after with a 
care that "reflects the tenderness of mother 

It is not so much personality that im- 
presses one where Richard DL\ is con- 
cerned. It is his absolute naturalness 
and unspoilt nature, despite the success 
which has come his way. and the popu- 
larity which his work behind the foot- 
lights and on the screen hius brought 
to him. In many ways he is still a boy, 
with the care-free outlook of vouth on 

He told me, with almost childish glee, 
how he convinced everyone in his pic- 
ture. The Wall Flower, that he was a 
hopeless ballroom dancer. 

" In that film, you remember, I 
appeared as the worst dancer in town. 
1 succeeded in blacking the satin shoes 
of every lady at the party to wliich I went 
with (x)liccn Moore. 

" Then," explained Dix, as he tlircw back 
his head and laughed like a schoolboy, " we gave 
everyone a surprise. 

" A few weeks after the film was completed, Colkcii 
and I entered for the dancing rliampionships in a local town 

And we walked off the ballroom floor with a silver 
cup as the trcjphy of the evening." 

Pot-hunting, by the way, has long been a 
hobby of the popular Goldwyn star. On a 
massive oak sideboard in his dining-room. t-her( 
are ornate cups which he has won for golf, swim- 
ming, and shooting. 

In connection with golf, Dix told me an amusin^ 

story. Apparently the telephone service in Lot 

Angeles is the " worst ever." So that a populai 

joke in that locality, when invited by friends tc 

play a round of golf, is to reply, " Sorrj', 

can't come. I've got to make a telephont 

call this afternoon ! 

Gradually Richard Dix is moNang toward; 

the stellar heights of film popularity. Anc 

not only is his growing success failing tc 

spoil him. but he gains friends wherevei 

his travels take him — friends who joir 

the increasing numbers of his admirer 

who are attracted by the appeal o 

his screen personality, and those wh( 

have been fortunate enough to meet hin 

in real life. 

In the studios he has a cheery smil( 

for everyone, from the director to tht 

call - boy. And I felt something of thi 

appealing charm of that good-natured smili 

when he extended his hand to bid nn 


When I was half-way along the woode< 
drive that led to the entrance - gates o 
his old-world House, I remembered that I ha< 
forgotten, after all, to have even one g00( 
look at the nose that ChapUn predicted 
would become as distressing to its o\v'ne 
as that of Cyrano. Dix is such a like 
able fellow that you just don't notic 
whether he's ev-en got a nose at all. Ya 
Charlie, you sure were wrong ! p. r. m. 

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MARCH 1923 

Kir\^rx\a ^aruls 

[This is your department of Picturk- 
GOER. In it we deal each month with 
ridiculous incidents in current film 
releases. Entries must be made on post- 
cards, and each reader must have his 
or her attempt witnessed by two other 
readers. 2/6 will be awarded 'to the 
sender of each " Fault " published in 
the PicTURKGorR. Address : " Faults," 
Picii REGOER, 93, Long Acre, \V.C.2.] 

Extra '. Extra ! 

Katherine MacDonald, in My T.ady's 
Latchkey, is asked to fetch the evening 
paper. She brings it in and reads it to 
" Widow Barnes." I^rge letters at 
the top announce that the " evening " 
paper is the Daily Telegraph. This 
paper has not, to my knowledge, any 
evening edition. — B. M. (Canterbury'). 

Bill Kusscll is my hero. 
The King of all the screen, 
His stunts to me are wonderful, 
I wisli 1 were his Queen. 

1 like liim as a cowboy. 
He kcc})s me all in thrills, 
\\'hen movie bullets lly around. 
Like rain among the hills. 

M. A. (Kilniamock). 

They tell me " Guy IS'ewall " the time 

when " Cameron's Carr " went 

" West," 
Wlicn " Violet Hops-on " board says 

he, the " Rhodes " will do the rest. 
" I'lorence " will want to " Turn-er " 

side, " Doris May " wish to "Rome," 
But " (iloria Hope"'s they soon will 

get to " Peggy's Hyland " home. 

"Poppy" will go and " Wyndham " 

up while " Wyndham's Standitig " 

'Cause " GregoryS-cott " a shrewd idea 

the " Stars " may reach the sky. 
They said " Cluirles" 's lamp will shine 

a " Ray," but " Bill Hart "-ily 

'Cause " Ivy Close " ly wrapped up 

^\ell, " Norwood Kille " risk a 


" Jnmes's Horn " was '-•ounded loud 
and shrill, " Tom Mix "-cd a drink 
or two, 

" Betty " was " Blythe ' and gay a-j 
well, tho' "Monty" looked quite 
" Blue," 

The " Miles " they went were " Moore " 
and "Moore" "O'land" and in 
the air. 

"Harry" had put the "Meter" 
wrong, the darned thing " Bus- 
ter "-cd " Fair." 

So up atid up the " Stars " were 

Shni," ilhimining the sky, 
" Norma " lookcfl near as " Tal as 

Madge," and l-atty like a fly. 
They tell me these things iiapprncd 

onrc, 1 rail it " Tommy " rot. 
Put still I'll write and ask our 
" f.rfuge, ' he'll tell me on the spot. 
('. RiiAM (Rothcrliam). 

We watch her growing older. 
We see her beauty fade 
Like some delightful flower 
That's lost its richest shade. 

Her eyes have lost the sparkling 

That in her youth she knew ; 
But now there is a deeper thought 
Beneath the self-same hue. 

Her smile that was vivacious 
Has changed to gentler tone ; 
Her hair has lost its lustre 
In it the silver's shown. 

Her childish pranks are over. 

Her ways calm and serene ; 

And though now jiast that golden 

We kix^p her memory green. 

D. W. (Calcutta). 

I'd just been reading " Picturegoer," 

and dropping olf to sleep, 
I had a simply awful dream ; it 

nearly made me weep. 
I dreamt that Na/imova's hair was 

dyed a peacock blue, 
And Tommy Meighan (my favourite 

star) was only iive-feet-two ; 
That pretty dark-eyed I.ila Lee was 

nearly forty-four, 
And Charlie Ray had grown a beard 

and kept a hardware store. 
I also dreamt that Lillian Gish, that 

lovely, petite star. 
Had grown to be six feet in height, 

and served behind a bar ; 
Thai Kenneth Harlan's lovely nose 

had turned an emerald green ; 
He'd also bought a fried-fish shop 

and left the movie screen. 
I dreamt that Clara Kimball ^'ouI\g, 

when going into town, 
Wore red and gieen striped overalls 

with spots of ginger brown. 
At last I woke ; my " Picturegoer " 

was lying on n\y knee, 
And in its pages were the stnrs, just 

as they oiik^ht to be. 

.\. S, ((lia-sgow). 

Cmderella's Mistake ? 

In Forbidden Fruit Agnes Ayres i<; 
supposed to leave the ball-room on the 
stroke of twelve. On her departure, 
however, the clock plainly shows that 
it is eleven-thirty. — E. G. (Dewsbury). 

Serials Make Their Own Laws ! 

One episode of The Bull's Eye, an 
Eddie Polo serial, shows the boss of 
the ranch leaving his daughter all 
his property by will.. But the will 
was not witnessed, and everyone 
knows that a uiil is not valid 
it is witnessed bv two persons. M. J. 
(S. Africa). 

We Suppose So. 

In The litanding Iron, when the 
stranger shoots the husband ( Janirs 
Kirk\\f)od), he falls down " dea<l 
The stranger then takes the " dead ' 
man's wife into the next room, but 
when tlicy come out again the husband 
has changed both his ]>ose and his 
position. 1 expect he felt uncom- 
fortable in his first fall. U. W. 
(Nr. Bristol). 

A Strange Case. 

\\ hon " D'.Xrtagnan " (Doug. Fair- 
banks) in The I'htce Musketeers goes 
to England to fetch the Queen's 
diamonds, he finds that I^idy de 
Winter has j^receded him, and cut 
them off Buckingham's coat during 
a fete. Later D'.Artagnan enters Mi- 
ladi's cabin on board ship, and takes 
the studs from l\er. They arc now 
in the case in which the King gave 
them to the Queen. But, as the Queen 
did not gi\e Biickingham the case 
when she qave hiiu the jewels, how- 
did it get to England ? P. C. aiuli). 

Give It Up. 

Ruth." in Mm, Women, Love, 
decides to Iea\e the house, as she is 
accusivl bv her sister of stealing lier 
husbaiul's lo\e. So she (olleits all 
her belongings and goes olf in a car 
hatless. Can you tell me why she 
should renuMulier to t;\k<" her Injjgai:'' 
but fyruct lier h.ii P I. S. (I, on 


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Marv Odelte in 
" The Hypocrites." 

Granger's film 
version of 
Henry Arthur 
Jones's famous play, 
The Hypocrites, which 
was first produced 
in New York and 
London seventeen 
years ago, provides 
excellent screen fare. 
It is a pungent story, 
replete with dramatic 

T/ie Hypocrites of 
the story inhabit a 
little country town, 
over which the Lord 
of the Manor holds 
absolute sway. 
The only person 

to question his authority is Edgar Linnell, a young 
curate, swoni enemy of hypocrisy in all its forms. 
Although the Lord of the Manor takes a harsh view 
of the misdemeanours of his parishioners, he is the first 
one to play a hypocritical role when his own son falls 
from grace. 

The son having become entangled with a Continental 
dancer, his parents do everything in their power to 
prevent the truth being made public. Linnell incurs 
their enmity by befriending the dancer, and a 
of lies is built up around his philanthropic act. fi 
lead up to a dramatic climax, in which the cu 
triumphs over the hypocrites. 

The cast of The Hypocrites is remarkably strong. 
Wvndham Standing, famous for his work in 
Earthbound, Smiltu' Throuf;h, and other screen * 
successes, portrays the part of " Jtdgar Linnell " ; /V 
and other favourites in the film are Lillian Jf 
Douglas, Mary Odette, Gertrude Sterroll, Roy * 
Travers, Sydney Paxton, Ik-rtie White, and /f 
Harold French. The last-named player is U' 
better known for his stage work in this '•'' 
country, which inchides leading roles in 
" Cyrano de Bcrgerac," " Where the Rain- 
bow Ends," " Twelfth Night," " L'he Bird 
of Paradise " (opposite Willette Kershaw), . 
and " The Blue Lagoon," in which he I 
played opposite Faith Celli. His hints in- A 
elude The Laud of Mystcrv and Only April. i 

The film was made in Haarlem, Holland, * 
in the Granger- Hinger Studios there, inuler \ 
the direction of Charles (iiblin, better known y^ ' 
hitherto in America. Mary (Jdette, whose ^ 
first film opposite Wvndham Standing this is, ^ 
has a more dramatic role, if possible, than the ^ 

Wyndham Standing and Sydney 

one she portrayed in The Lion's 
Mouse. This clever little lady is now 
a familiar figure in Haarlem and 
along the dunes nearby. Wyndham 
Standing left for America imme- 
diately on completion of his work : 

he was due to ))ut in an appearance 

there some months ago ; but the lure 
of a " clergyman role " made him stay this side. " f-et me 
go down ! " he says (in the film). " If the truth is to go 
dfjwn, let me go down with it. I couldn't wish for a better 
end." But he does not go down, as you will sec when you 
view the screen-play. 




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MARCH 1923 

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Afraid to Fight [European ; March 19). 
Vigorous drama, with fighting Frank 
Mayo belying the title. Lillian Rich 
and Peggy Cartwright provide the 
reasons fur all the scrapping. Good 

Alias Ladyfingers (Jury ; March 3). 

All about a crook whose sudden 
desire for reformation turns what 
might have been a dramatic romance 
into broad comedy. Bert Lytell stars, 
and Ora Carew, Edyth Chapman, I)e 
Witt Jennings, FYank Elliott and 
Stanley Gocthals support. Good en- 

The Angel of Crooked Street {Vita- 
graph ; March 19). 
Charming Alice Calhoun in a de- 
tective story suffering from an over- 
difTusc scenario. Ralph McCullough 
opposite, also Scott McKee, Nelhe 
Anderson, Martha Matto.x and William 

A Gipsy Cavalier {Gaumoni ; March 5). 
A J. Stuart Jilackton production 
adapted from John Overton's novel. 
All-star cast includes Georges Car- 
pentier, F^lora Le Breton, Mary Clare, 
Sir Simeon Stuart, Hubert Carter and 
Rex McDougall. Excellent romantic 

A Poor Relation {Goldwyn ; March 19). 
Weak story and poor scenario, but 
good direction and acting by Will 
Rogers, Sylvia Breamer, Wallace 
McDonald, Molly Malone, Sydney 
Ainsworth, Robert de Villiers and 
Walter Perry. 

A Sailor Tramp {Jury ; March 2(1). 

A vivid and vigorous Welch-Pearson 
kiiiematisation of Bart Kennedy's 
novel, with Victor McLaglen and 
Hugh E. Wright as a lovable though 
diverse pair of chums. Cast includes 
Pauline Johnson, Ambrose Manning, 
Bertie Wright, Kate Gurnev and Mrs. 
Hubert Willis. 

A Stage Romance (Fox : March 20). 

The rise and fall of the tragedian, 
Edmund Kean, according to William 
Farnum, Peggy Shaw, Myrtle Bonilas, 
Paul McAllister, Holmes E. Herbert, 
Ruth Goodwin, and Bernard Seigall. 
Mainly for Farnum fans. 

A Thousand to One {Jury ; March 12). 
Hobart Bosworth the outstanding 
figure in a dramatic if inconsistent 
story of regeneration. Ethel Grey 
Terry opposite ; also Charles West, 
Landers Stevens, and Fred Kohler. 
A good melodrama. 

A Woman's Place {Ass. First Xat. ; 
March 12). 
Constance Talmadge standing for 
mayor in a multitude of Paris frocks. 
Cast includes Kenneth Harlan, Has- 
sard Short, Florence Short, Ina Rorke, 
Marguerite Linden and Jack Connolly. 
Light comedy, mainly for the ladies. 

Bits of Life {Ass. First Xat. : March 5). 
A four-in-hand vehicle driven by 
Marshall Neilan. Three other stories 
besides the one on page 35. Featuring 
Lon Chaney, Wes Barry, Edward 
Johnson, John Bowers, RockcUffe 
FclJowes and Noah Beery. Unusual, 
therefore interesting, entertainment. 

Breakneck Barnes {A rtistic ; March 23). 
Imjirobable but really humorous 
light comedy, with Johnny Hines as a 
slacker who braced up. Also Betty 
Carpenter, F-dmund Breeze, George 
Fawcctt, J. Barney Shern,-, Julia 
Swayne Gordon, and Billy Boy Swinton. 

Devotion {Jt*ry : March 29). 

Or three women in search of happi- 
ness and what I'ate found for them. 
Hazel L')awn and E. K. Lincoln star; 
and Violet Palmer, Henry G. Sell. 
Renita Randolph, Wedgewood Nowcll 
and Bradley Barker support. Senti- 
mental entertainment. 

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Doctor's Orders (W. and F. ; March 5). 

One of Harold Lloyd's best ; a 
iatirical comedy full of clever and 
luman little touches, poking fun at a 
^ertain type of medico. Mildred 
L'avis opposite ; also John T. Prince, 
Eric Mayne, Anna Townsend, and C. 
S'orman Hammond. Prescribed by 
ilarold Roach ; we recommend it. 
Don't Tell Everything (Paramount ; 
Match 12). 

The late Wallace Reid, Gloria Swan- 
son, Elliott Dexter, Dorothy Camming, 
Lienevievc Blinn, '>aby Gloria Wood, 
md the Briac twins in a breezy out- 
)f-doors love story. Excellent comedy 
Fare, though Reid fans may have 
trouble in raising a smile. 
rhe Forbidden Thing (Jury ; March i)- 

Simple, sincere, and strong. James 
Kirkwood stars in this tale of love in 
1 fishing village, well supported by 
Helen Jerome Eddy, Marcia Manon, 
King Baggot, Jack Roseleigh, Arthur 
rhalasso, Newton Hall, and Katherine 
Norton. Excellent entertainment. 
rhe Fall of the Curtain (B.E.F. ; 
March 8). 

Francesca Bertini in a dramatic 
stage story founded on an Ohnet novel. 
Two actresses love the same man, 
with tragic results for all three. Good 
settings, but sombre as entertainment. 

French Heels (W ardour ; March 15). 

Irene Castle dances through this 
[airly good romaiice in a fashion which 
Afill delight lovers of Terpsichore. Her 
partners are Charles Gerard, Ward 
Urae, and Thomas Murray. 

rhe Goddess of Lost Lake ( Feature ; 
March 19). 
Fine forest and lake scenery, a 
iomewhat disappointing story of In- 
dians and pseudo-Indians, and Louise 
Ijlaum, Joseph J. Dowling, I^wson 
Butt, Howard Mack, and Frank 
Lanning. Good entertainment. 

jood Heart (Paramount ; March i). 

Milton Sills and Ann Forrest in a 
story of a young preacher and an old- 
young girl. Cast includes Fontaine La 
Rue, May Giraci, Adolph Menjou, 
Robert Brown, and Winifred Green- 
tvood. Good entertainment. 

Sirls Beware (Unity ; March 8). 

A story for mothers and daughters 
^ith the storj'of " Faust," well staged 
and acted, held up as an awful warning. 
Beatrice Michelena and Lois Wilson 
star, with Frances Burnham, Albert 
Morison, and Mina Gleason. Improving 
uut interesting romantic fare. 

Hearts Up (F.B.O. ; March 12). 

Human Harry Carey in a human 
little story of his own about an 
altruistic man. Supporting cast in- 
bludes Charles Le Moyne, Frank 
JBraidwood, and Mignonne Golden. 
Pharacteristic Western romance. 

His Back Against the Wall (Goldwyn ; 
March 12). 
Raymond Hatton's first star picture. 
|A one-man show in which a tailor 
[vindicates the honour of his profession 
'and disproves an old saw. Virginia 
IValli opposite. Excellent light drama. 

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Is Marriage a Failure ? (Jury ; 
March ig). 
A Maurice Tourneur production 
treating of three marriages, with an 
all-star cast including Doris May, 
Wallace MacDonald, Hobart Bos- 
worth, Kathleen Kirkham, Charles 
Meredith, and Betty Schade. Good 

Jane Eyre (W ardour ; March 5). 

An American adaptation of Char- 
lotte Bronte's famous story of Vic- 
torian days. Mabel Ballin stars, and 
Nonnan Trevor, Crauford Kent, Ehza- 
beth Aeriens, Louis Grizel, Emily 
Fitzroy, and John Webb Dillon sup- - 
port. Good, if somewhat morbid, 

John Chilcote, M.P. (First Nat.; 
March iq). 
Guy Bates I'ost in an efTective 
picturisation of Katherine Cecil Thur- 
ston's novel, and a good dual role. 
Also Edward Kimball, Ruth Sin- 
clair, Herbert Standing, Lawson 
Butt, Marcia Manon, Barbara Ten- 
nant, and Kenneth Gibson. Excellent 

Just Around the Corner (Paramount ; 
March 22). 
Based on a Fannie Hurst story of 
New York tenement and underworld 
life. Well directed by Frances Marion, 
and acted by Lewis Sargent, Sigrid 
Holmquist, Margaret Seddon, Rosa 
Rosanova, Peggy Parr, and William 
Nally. Good entertainment. 

The Lane that Had No Turning 

(Paramount ; March ig). 
Rather a long lane, but interesting 
all the way. A story of revenge and 
self sacrifice, starring Agnes Ayres, with 
Theodore Kosloff, Mahlon Hamilton, 
Frank Campeau, Lillian Leighton, 
Charles West, ancl Fred Broom also in 
the cast. Good dramatic fare. 

The Loaded Door (European ; 
March 26). 
Hoot Gibson in a good Western story, 
supported by Gertrude Olmstead, Bill 
Ryno, Eddie Sutherland, Noble John- 
son, Victor Potel, and C. L. Sherwood. 

Little Miss Rebellion (Paramount ; 
March i). 
With httle Miss Gish (Dorothy) as a 
Grand Duchess who is a democrat 
despite her royal birth. Ralph Graves, 
George Siegman, Riley Flutch and 
Marie Burke support. Good comedy 

The Magnificent Brute (European ; 
March ig). 
Melodramatic Western stuff, with 
plenty of fights. Frank Mayo, Doro- 
thy Devore, Alberta Lee, William 
Eagle Eye, and Dick Sutherland 
providing many thrills. 

The March Hare (Gaumont ; March 12). 
Bebe Daniels in an excellent farce 
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nicety. Concerns the doings of a 
way\vard Society girl. In the cast are 
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Stage and Society spectacular drama, 
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David Torrencc, Regina Quinn and 
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Miss Lulu Bett (Paraynoutit ; March 26). 
1-ois Wilson in a capital character 
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but who finally wins through to 
happiness. Milton Sills opposite, and 
Theodore Roberts, Helen I'erguson, 
Clarence f^crton. May Giraci and 
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support. Good entertainment. 
Riding with Death (Fox ; March 5). 

J5uck Jones in .1 somewhat mechani- 
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love and shooting peojile in each 
reel. Also Betty Francisco, Jack 
Mower, Jack McDonald and William 

The Royal Divorce (Napoleon Films ; 
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A British super based upon the 
famous melodrama, starring (icrtrude 
Mc('oy and Gwylm Evans, with 
Mary Dibley, Gerald Ames, Lillian 
Hall Davies, Jerrold Jiobertshaw and 
Mercy Peters also in the cast. An 
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Rent Free (Paramount ; March 5). 

A comedy romance about an artist 
who takes l-'rcnch leave, and a girl 
who takes charge of him. I-"eaturing 
Wallace Reid, with Lila Lee, Clarence 
CJoldart, Claire McDowell, Lillian Leigh- 
ton, and Gertrude Stuart supjHjrting. 
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The Riddle Woman ( Phillips ; March i ) 
Geraldine I'arrar in a tempestuous 
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])Osite ; also Adele Hlood, l-"rank Lost-e. 
Montagu Love, Madge Bellamy and 
Louis Stern, l-or melodrama- lovers 

Riders of the Night (Waliurdaw ; 

March \q). 

Shows some favourite stars in roles 

quite out of their usual beat, \iola 

Dana pathetically tragic, and Monte 

Blue as a " killer " ; with George 

' Cheseboro, Clifford Bruce, Mabel \'an 

liuren and Russell Simpson in support. 

Thrillful entertainment. 

Scrambled Wives (.L<;.«;. Fnst Sat. ; 

March 2(>). 

Marguerite Clarke's last film to date. 

A slender story . adapted from the 

stage play. Leon P. Gendron supjXJrts ; 

also Ralph Burke, \irginia Lee. 

America Chidesler, Emma Wilcox 

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The Silent Voice (Allied Artists; 

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George Arliss as a musician who 

loses his hearing, and almost his 

hajipiuess. All star cast incliules Ami 

I'orrest, Ivan Simpson, l\dward Earle, 

Miriam Baltista. ElVie Shannon. Micke\ 

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The Sin Flood (Goldwyn , March 5). 

Powerful drama based on a well 
known human failing. Excellent 
acting by Richard Dix, Helen Chad- 
wick, James Kirkwood, John Steppliiig, 
Ralph Lewis, L. H. King, \Villiam 
r>rl<imonfl, Howard Davies ajid W ill 
Walling. A treat for the discriminating. 
Soldiers of Fortune (Gaumont ; 
March 2(>). 
A South American war story, with 
some big mob and fight scenes and a 
fine cast, including Anna Q. Nilsson, 
Norman Kerry, Pauline Starke, Ward 
Crane, Wallace Beery, Fred Kohler, 
Frank VN'ally and Phil McCullough. 
Good entertainment. 
Strength of the Pines (Fox ; March 12). 

William Russell, Irene Rich and 
Lester Bates in a story of primiti\e 
passion and revenge in the Oregon 
wikls. I'air entertainment. 
Schooldays [Phillips ; March 25). 

Wes Barrv sUirs in this human little 
story of a very human boy. Excellent 
character studies by George Lessing, 
Francis Conlan, N'ellie Spaulding, 
Arline Blackburn, Jerome Patrick 
and Arnold Lucy. J'or the youthful 
of all ages. , 

The Storm [Furopeait ; March 2f>). 

Rugged and spectacular North- 
Western drama starring a forest fire ; 
also House Peters. Virginia Valli. 
Matt Moore and Joseph Swickard. 
Exciting entertainment. 
Tell Your Children (Gaui)innt ; 
March i<>). 

Rather novelettish proiwganda. as 
the title would lead you to expect. 
Good photography ; and Doris Eaton, 
Walter Teiinvson, Mary Rorke and 
Adeline Hayden Coflin. 
Trailin' (I'ox; March ig). 

Tom Mix in an intricate ami rather 
" scrappy " Western, in which the star some remarkable stunts. Sup- 
lH)rting Tom are Carol Holloway, I-"\a 
Novak. Cecil von .\uker. 
Tess of the Storm Country (AlUrd 
Artists : Match i). 

Mary Pickford in a re filming of 
her early success. Cast includes 
Lloyd Hughes, Ciloria Hope, David 
Torrance, Forrest Robinson, .Mme. de 
Bodamere, Jean Hersholt. Danny 
Hoy. Robert Russell and Gus Saville. 
lixcellent entertainment. 
Tit for Tat (Imperial : March 21)). 

Good light comedy alwut a nervous 
young man who is played b\ Henry 
"Edwards. Chrissie WJiite opjxisite ; 
also Mary Brough and .\nnie Esmond 
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Watch Your Step (Goldwyn ; March 26). 

Cullen Landis as a happy-go-lucky 
coimlrv boy in a good light comedy 
of .\merican village life. Tatsy Ruth 
Miller, Bert WoodnitL and Harry 
Raltenbnrv .ilso apiK'ar. 
The Wonderful Story ( Istra : March 5). 

Lives up to its title. An excep- 
tionally good British eternal tn.ingle 
story, produced bv Graham Cults and 
featiiring Herbert I -mgloy and Lillian 
Hal' D.uies, Olaf 1 1 vlton. 

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miiii; a hedtje makes rt fjrow 
faster and thicker. The 
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used m depilatories causes 
red blotches, painful iiri- 
tatioii. soreness and skin 
blemishes. V'eet Cream does 
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chenucal, It is absolutely 
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freely and frequently with- 
out fear of irritation. Veet 
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growth of hair, and has no offensive odour. 
Razors and ordinary depilatories simply re- 
move the hair above the skin surface. Veet 
melts the hair away beneath it. It is as easy 
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the tube, wait a few minutes, rinse it off, and 
the hair is gone as if by magic. Satisfactory 
results are guaranteed in every case or your 
money is returned. 

\'eet may be obtained from all chemists, 
hairdressers and stores for J/6, or it is sent 
dirict by post, in plain wrapper to insure 
privacy, upon receipt of 3/6. plus 6d. for 
postage and packing (T.ial size 6d.) Ad- 
dress Dae Health Laboratori( s (Dept.46C). 
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aiul Hodl^ the Chrniiiitii, 

4}d. 6^. S\6. 9id. 

A Nf.w Reader (W. Hartlepool). — 
(i) She hasn't done any film work 
recently. Write her c.o. Walturdaw, 
46, Gerrard Street, London, and mark 
envelope, " Please forward." (2) They 
have no headquarters in U.S.A., as 
they only rent films, and do not pro- 
duce them. That's right, N.R. The 
Post Office is responsible for all that 
kind of thing. 

Olive Twist (Clapham). — Remarks 
that she's always coming back for 
more. You'll get it, my lass, some 
day, and then you'll be sorry you 
came. (i) No names were given in 
that cast except Ora Carew's. It's 
an old film, so I'm afraid I can't help 
you ; (2) Sorry to say those " yarns " 
were true ; (3) I have been told that 
I resemble tJiat actor, so, naturally, 
am hardly the right man to answer 
tliat one ; (4) Griffiths in The Fatal 
Marriage, 'which is the Enoch .Arden 
storj', will be reissued next June or 
July. It stars Lillian Gish and 
Wallace Keid. Peter Ibbetson is a 
" Super " ; (5) He put up a very 
brave fight. But try to forget all 
about the " yarns." (6) Yes, I'm 
like your sketch — i.e., I have two 
eyes, two ears, one nose, mouth, chin, 
and neck. Emphatically not curly 
hair, though. 

Tripe (Waterloo). — The prodigal 
reader returns 1 All is forgiven. 
(i) Miarka was released some time ago. 
(2) Ivor Novello is well known as a 
composer. Commenced screen career 
in 1919 in The Call of the Blood, and 
ha-s played in Miarka, Carnival, The 
Bohemian Girt, and The Man Without 
Desire. Now in America with D. W. 
Griffith. (3) Ralph Forbes is twenty- 
two. (4) She plays minor r61es. 
Cheerio, my child ! Your ambition is 

A RiCHARDiTE (Wimbledon). - 
(i) Richard Barthelmess has been ma 
ried for about three years. He will 1 
twenty-eight next May. (2) Mary Ha 
is twenty-six. (3) Lillian Gish was bor 
Oct. 14, i8g6. (4) Pearl \Miites plar 
as regards the future are rathe 

C. C. (Hull).— Eric Von Stroheir 
married X'alerie Germonprez. Write t 
him CO. PicTUREGOER. It will be 
refreshing change for him to hear fror 
someone who " likes him as a iiero, 
and he certainly ought to reward yo 
with a signed photo. 

Serialli (Bradford -'on - Avon).- 
Thinkest thou tliat these columns b 
for thine especial use, import unat 
one ? Learn, then, that " Enouj^h ; 
as good as a feast," or, by my h.\ 
dom, this strong right arm will snu 
thee to the earth. (How's that .' 
(i) Cast of The Count of Monte Cristo 
" Edmond Dantes — Count of Miir. 
Cristo," Leon Mathot ; " Mernilc- 
Nelly Cormon ; " Fernand Man S .,1 
M. Garat ; " Danglars," -M. t U- 
" Villefort," Albert Mayer ; " Cadt 
ousse," M. Dalleui. (2) " Tons 
Money " will probably be filmcii tl. 
year. (3) When Mary Pickford dix 
(4) Douglas Fairbanks junior is abo' 
fourteen years old. He has been 
Paris for some time and will cert.iir 
be a screen actor. Vitagraph and F<i 
proiluced Tale of Two Cities. Dustii 
I'arnum and Jewel Carmen in The Spy 
J. S. (Sloane Street).— The printer's 
the culprit. Jack Holt is married anc 
has three children, as you say. Jacl 
Hobbs 13 the bachelor. (1) Two o! 
Pola Negri's pictures — Sumurun an 
Carmen, are over here at the prefer. 
time, but no rele;isc dates have been 
fixed. Charles dc Roche will be seen 
in The Spanish Jade over here later on 

ARCH 1923 

Pict\JKe5 and Pict\JKe^oeK 


FAinnri. Reader (ShefField). — 
etter duly forwarded. Send along 
13- others you like, (i) It's rumoured 
lat Mary Miles Minter is engaged to 
e married. (2) Her latest release is 
io«7 Call Me Little Girl. (3) Billie 
hodes isn't working just now. She's 
.venty-eight. I'm sending you our 
:test Postcard list. 

Jack Kerrigan's Admirer (Honor 
ak Park). — (i) Cast of Nero : " Nero," 
acques Gretillat ; " Horatius," Alex- 
nder Salvini ; " Tullius," Guido 
ran to ; " Otho," Enzo de Felice ; 
The Apo.stle," Neor Bernard! ; " Her- 
ules," Adolf o Trouche ; " Galba," 
ello Carolenuto ; " Gracchus," Amer- 
:o de Giorgio ; " Garth," Alfredo 
talaor ; "A Roman General," Fer- 
ando Cecilia; "A Roman Captain," 
Enrico Kant ; " Poppiea," Paulette 
)uval ; " Acte," Edy Darclea ; " Mar- 
ia," Violet Mersereau ; " Julia," Lina 
alba; "First Handmaiden," Lydia 
'aguinto ; " Second Handmaiden," 
larcia Marchiali. (2) Rene Maupre 
^as " Andreas " in Theodora. (3) All 
ack numbers are obtainable from our 
ublishing department, Thanks for 
louquet which, you say, " in imagina- 
ion you present me." The scent of 
our roses fills this office (also in 

Stuart Rome's Staunch Admirer 
Dublin). — There's no limit to the 
lerfidy of the G.P.O. Sure and it 
early blighted me young life. (i) 
tuart Rome came back from Ger- 
laiiy, but went to Egypt. (2) When 
reck Meets Greek was released last 
lonth. Son of Kissing Cup will be 
sleased next April, and The Great Gay 
load was released over a year ago. 
ant say when you'll see these in 
i)ublin. (3) Herbert Langley did play 
11 Ireland in " The Lady of the Rose." 
\) Clyde Fillmore has played on the 
.age and screen. His biggest film was 
■ he Devil's Passkey. Satisfied ? 
i Vera (West Bromwich). — (i) Conrad 
fagel born 1896 in Des Moines. He 
I fair, with blue eyes. Page plate 
I August iq22 PicTUREGOER, obtain- 
ble at Publishing Department for is. 
agel's married to Ruth Helms, and 
as a baby daughter. Address him c.o. 


Anon (Paddington). — (i) Evelyn 
Tent and Lewis Willoughby played 
1 Trapped by the Mormons. (2) Mar- 
ed to a Mormon released Slay 29, 
)22. (3) Hilda Bayley's British. 
) Xo photos of George Wynne, 
r. J. C. (Bray).— (1) Viumie Ward 
ill nf)t do any more film work. 
) Gretchen Lederer is still filming, 
lit not very often these days. 


t/ie CfiarmingVnwersalSta 


Cocoanut Oil Fine 
for Washing Hair 

If you want to keep your hair in good condition, he 
careful what you wash it with. 

Manv soaps, prepared shampoos and shampoo powders, 
contain too much free alkali. This dries the scalp, makes 
the h.iir liritfle, and is verv harmful. Mulsihed coroaiuit 
oil sluiiiipi". (wliirli i> pure and entirilv greaselcss), is mucli 
better than anytliin;i else you can use for sliaiiipooin.a. as 
this cannot possibly injure the hair. 

Siniplv put two or three teaspoonfuls of Mulsihed in a 
cup with a. little tepid water. Then moisten the hair wit 
water and rub tlie Mulsihrd in. It will m.ike an 
abundaiKe of rich, <'reamy lather, and cleanse the 
hair and scalp thoroughly. The lather rinses 
out easily, and removes every particle ot dust, 
dirt, dandrnfl and excess oil. The hair dric-s 
quickly and evenly, audit leaves it hue and silkv, 
bright, llutfy and easy to manage, 

Vou can get Mulsihed cocoanut oil shainpoc> 
from all chemists, perfumers, h.iirdnssers. and 
leading toilet goods departments. It is inexpen- 
sive, and a few ounces is enough to last everyone 
in the family for months. Be sure you get 
Mulsihed. Beware of imitations — look for the 
name Wafkins on the package, 





Elaine (Birmingham). — (i) I stand 
corrected. Gareth Hughes born 1897, 
not 1891. (2) Art plate of Guy Newall 
in Pictures April 1922. (3) One of 
Ivy Duke in Picturegoer May 1922. 
(4) Guy and Ivy interviewed together 
in Picturegoer March 1922. (5) 
They're married to each other now. 
(6) Marv Pickford starred in Less than 
the Dus't. 

G. A. S, (Kingston-on-Thames). — I 
am forgiven. The sun shines once 
more ! (i) Manning Haynes played in 
Three Men in a Boat. (2) Of the Far- 
num family Dustin is the eldest. 
Thanks for kind offer to .send more 
queries ! If I answered all the present 
ones I'd have to make a special edition 
of Picturegoer for you. Still, with 
initials like yours——- Let's mutually 

(i) Diana .\llen is a 
5 ft. 3 in. in height. 
(2) Eddie Polo cer- 
tainly hasn't given up serials. I'm pre- 
pared for anjthing since I joined the 
Boy Scouts. 

C. S. (London), - 
blue-eved blonde. 
Age not stated. 

Carmen (Doncaster). — Most people 
call me " George," misguided people 
call me " Sir " (I wish they wouldn't), 
but nobody ever calls me " What." 
(i) Georges Carpentier is 3 ft. 1 1 in. in 
height, and is about twenty-eight years 
old. His first screen experience was in 
The Boxing Cavalier (a I'rencli film) ; 
then came Jack Johnson's Adventures 
in Paris, The Wonder Man, and A 
Gvpsv Cavalier. (2) Jack Dempsoy is 
6'ft.''t in. tall. 

J. K. (Carlisle). — (1) Letters to film 
artists, if sent to Picturegoer. are 
always forwarded. There's nothing on 
mv conscience, so you must blame the 
G.P.O. or the film stars themselves if 
you haven't had an answer. (2) No- 
body doubled for Gordon Griffith in 
The Soil of Tarzan. (3) We can't give 
secrets like that away. (4) American 
films are often so long that they have 
to be cut before they can be shown — 
that's why some of the stills from 
Pollyanna reproduced in Picturegoer 
were not shown in the film when you 
saw it. 




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first magnitude- Agnes Ayres, Lois 
Wilson, Sylvi;i Asliton, 'J'liomas 
;in, (>()nra<l Nagol, and Theodore 
J^obert.s ; and it is tlieir duty to en- 
force the rules whicli have been drawn 
iij) by 1he students themselves. 

The teaching statf is composed of 
men and women \\ho are all world- 
renov ned as experts in their particular 
branch of the new art ; and most of them 
had accjuired fame in their s])cciality 
even ])eforc pictures claimed them. 

.iVs it is the desire of the organisers 
to give the players an opportunity to 
broaden their technical etlucation so 
that their training may embrace a 
knowledge of all phases of picture 
production, the curriculum of the 
scliool is so planned that each scholar 
may study other sections of the art 
ol him production besides the tech- 
iii(|ue of acting before the camera. 

Just figure t(J yourself tlie kind of 
work which members of the Stock 
Company have now to engage in during 
their " off " time ! The syllabus con- 
tains, among such ordinary subjects 
as ]>h_ysical exercises, liallet dancing, 
and stage training, items such £is : 
scenario history ; the art of scenario 



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MARCH 1923 

writing : " the anaU'sis of photo- 
tlrama " ; " j)hoto-(Jrama theory and 
I)ractice " ; " i)hoto - comedy " ; " the 
history of the motion picture"; " the 
Jiistory of costume"; and "phj-^ital 
exjiression and jiantomime '' ! 

J-ectures on the theory and ]iracticc 
of photo-ilrama are conducted by 
William De Mille, one of the Ix-st- 
known directors, anti famous as a 
dramatist k)ng before he entercl 
screenland ; while his cclcbrate<l direc- 
tor-brother, " Cecil B.," holds cI.-ism's 
on his branch of the art, in which the 
megaphone jilays so a jiart. 

Another famous director, Gcr)rge 
Titzmaurice, is in charge of the cl.isse.s 
for the teaching of acting before the 
camera ; C.eorge .Melforrl, one of the 
oldest ])roducers in the service, a\ ho 
has been connected with films since 
the days of ICdison's Ihckering exjieri- 
ments, lectures on the historv of the 
motion jjictiirc. Pictorial value and 
art on the screen is discussed by 
J'enrlnn St;inlaws. who one of 
America's well-known artists before ho 
temjiorarilv neglected the brush for 
the mega}ihone ; and J antes Cru/e, 
also a I'aramount director, gixcs the 
necessar^• training for the ex])r<-,ssion 
of ligiit comedy on the celluloid slicci. 


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Free Wedding Presents for Readers. 

Because all the world loves a lover, 
those hajijiy peoj)le who are 
engageil often hnd that the interest of 
humanity in their romance is on 
occasions embarrassing. The ordeal 
of buying the wedding ring, for in- 
stance, is a trying one, for there are 
always curious eyes looking on at the 
ceremony, which in reality is rather 
sacred to those intimately concerned. 
The excellent ide.a of the well-known 
Northern (ioltlsmiths Com})any, which 
consists of a novel method of choosing 
;i wedding ring in strict jirivacy, is 
something of an insjiiration. All von 
have to do is to write for a " i'elicity 
Wedtling King 15rochure. It will be 
sent to you free of charge, and it 
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realistic life-like wav nine dilferent 
stvles of wedding-rings. The lowest 
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A Screen Star's Secret. 

The SI recn star, whoso largely relies 
on her\' to retain Iter 
po]uil.irit\- Willi the j>ict lire - theatre 
piibli> . t.iniint alloiil to neglect any 
aid to .iltr.i" live .ippe.irance. It is for 
this reason thai so manv him l.noiiriles 

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used while dressing for the theatre or 
a tlance. A ])ostal order for 3s. «kI. will 
obtain you a siii)j)ly of this invaluable 
toilet accessorv- from Kobartes, l.ttl., 
DejU. I'.C... Ha/litt House, Soiithamj>- 
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you with ' Detoltene." Hiadem ( tiin- 
jilexion Wax is another wi-ll known 
asset to the dressing-table <■>( the 
woman who \alues her comjilexi«>n. 
A Js. iM\. jar of this effective IxMiitilier 
will soften and smooth \-our skin 
w hilst \()ii slee)i. 

The Thrill.'; of Ski-ing. 
'"I'he ]iictures<iiit~ sienerx of the Alps 
J. has ligured in manv screen loca- 
tions; but seldom have the chief i)layer» 
amidst the snow and ice jiresentetl .so 
thoroughly ha]>py an a})]iearance its 
the lloiirnville lM)ys who liave Ix'en 
holiday making ,it Wengen in the 
Hernese OlK-rland. These happy 
\oimgsters. who h.iil from the well- 
known l""nglish chocolate antl cocoa 
making centre, were accom]>anied by 
Mr. J'aiil Cadbury, of the famous firm 
of t!ie same name. They tlcmonstraleil 
the char.icteristic love of sport which 
is latent in e\ery healthy IVitisli boy 
by le.irning to skate and ski with 
rem;irk,\ble aila]>tability. .\nil im 
doubt CailbuiAs famous i oco.i heliH-d 
to keep out the cold of the i limaie f.uoiirs a low ihennomeler. 

MARCH 1923 

PictsJKes and PictuKeOoeK 


The S^ ranges I" LoveShory 
in hht World 

JOflh CfllLCOTC M.P 


in his epoch-making dual role 

When Kdtherine Ceril fhurslon^s remarkdhle novel ftrsf apprared as a " Uaily 
MdiT' serial it crvalrd a big sensation; in buok form ihe story was a best 
seller; as a stage play ** John Chilcote, M.P." met with an enthusiastic 
reception in this country and in America. But all these successes will be 
overshadowed by First National's him vtrsion ol this remarkable drama, 
which promises to be one of the screen triumphs of 1923. 

^wv » w^- 


The pictures 

on this page 

t h <f w Guy 

Bates Pojt in 

his wontJerful 

dual role of 

•■John Chll 

colo. MP. 

and " Joh 

Loder." The 

film is replete 

with tense 

moments, and ih 

all-star supportinR cast"^ 

includes such first-rate 

favourites as Ruth Sinclair, '^ 

Marcia Manon. Barbara 

Tennant, Lawson Butt. Herbert 

Standing, and Kenneth Gibson. 





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FictxjKes dr\d Pict\ji^eODer 

THIS paraf^aph being For Ladies 
Only, niale readers of THE 
PICTURKGOER are requested to 
pass it by. Now then, Ladies. 
Would you like a 
For Ladies presentation pair 
Only. of silk stockings ? 

Elsewhere in this 
issue you will find particulars of an 
attracti\'e offer to our readers. We 
are giving away silk stockings of 
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OH! liow you girls love Rodolph ! 
Out of the hundred odd eulo- 
gies crowding my desk, this is a 
representative specimen. " I be- 
lieve I have found 
" Telh Us where Rodolph 
Where Is Valentino's ' fas- 
Fancy Bred." cination ' rests — 
'tis his adorable 
smile. With one or two exceptions, 
all film actors' molar displays are so 
obviously ' just-that-minute-made- 
to-order ' grin, and remind one of 
a deatli's-head combined with IViah 
Heep. ' Rudy,' on the other hand, 
makes his spontaneous (really, he 
mi),'ht have been one oi Murillo's 
models), it's so half-lazy— sleepy — 
pathetic — humoious -- tolerant — 
varmint-street-arab-y, with just a 
sus|)ii ion of spiciness-in truth, it's 
a human smih-. I'm not given to 
liero-worship. but I dr) think Ro- 
dolph has supplied a long-fell .want : 
how, I don't (piite know." - Hercules 

SO far, so good. This morning's 
post brought one dissentient 
voice all the way irom Balham, 
S.W.12. Signing himself or herself 
" A Nagel Fan," 
The Retort's the owner holds 
Obvious. forth as follows : — 

" In my opinion, 
the reason why Kodolph Valentino 
is not, and probably will never be, 
very popular o\'er here, is because 
he is so foreign-looking, and in the 
eyes of the average Englishman the 
foreigner finds little or no favour. 
Again, \'alentino is not quite artist 
enough to hide liis overwhelming 
conceit in his good looks. I have 
seen him in The Four Horsemen, 
The Sheik, Blood and Sand, Camille, 
and The Conquering Pouer. and think 
that anv other actor with the ' dash 
of devilry ' that your Birmingham 
correspondent admires so much, 
and a mininuim of good looks, could 
have created the roles equally well. 
Conrad Xagel (American) and Clive 
Brook (British) are my favourites, 
and I would rather see these two 
than anv other so-called ' star ' in 
the whole of the film firmament." 

AFTER an attack upon serials 
even more slashing than usual, 
C.A.B.S. {Edinburgh), one of my 
regular thought -registerers, wants 
to know " Whv 
Scotch uith should we allow 
a Dash. (ierman films to 

enter the mark(>t 
now ? .Surel\' we haw enou;,'li good 
films of our own without encouraging 
trade with our late enemies. They 
may be good, but 1 would far rather 
see our own tilm prodncei- flourish 
and feel tliat I am putliii;,' m\ money 

MARCH 1923 

into the pockets of British or Ameri- 
can stars than that I was helpi'ig 
to pay (Germany's way into world 
trade again. Must stay my hand 
now, tliough I am still bubbling 

[I disagree entirely. Art has, or 
should have, no nationality ; there- 
fore good fdms, no matter what 
their place of origin, should not be 
barred from British screens. What 
do you think ?J 

OOME of you are sending me, 
»^ besides lists of the twelve best 
films of the year, lists of the tuelve 
best individual 
Too M uch of performances. 
a Good Thing. Prithee, cease be- 
ing so wholesale, 
and confine yourselves to one only, 
else I shall have to prohibit any 
more voting contests. Some very 
good hsts have arrived ; so far, 
three films have appeared in all 
of them. These are ; Tlie Four 
Horsemen, A Bill of Divorcement, 
and Orphans of the Storm, in the 
order they appear alwve. A recent 
discussion amongst producers elicited 
the sad statement that there can be 
no screen-play " having universal 
appeal." What do you think ? 

" T 1 r ILE mention has been made 

-*—< of reissues," writes A. D. 

(Kettering). " I can remember many 

old films I liked much lietter tiian 

these .-illy niatri- 

A Plea for inonial problem 

a Screen Luxor, screen -plays that 

surround us to- 
day. Here's my list of old favourites 
I should like to see again : The 
Robbery of the Lvons Mail, The Tictui 
of the 'throttle. As the Sun Went 
Doun, Peg o' the Ring, .1 Dustnuni's 
Wedding, The Fatal Fingers. Thrcugh 
Turbulent Waters, The House of 
Temperlev, The Incorruptible Croxn, 
Eugene Aram, The She-Wolf, Har- 
bour Lights, and .4 Deadly Hait." 
What (lo vou 
think? " Bet- 
ter let sleeping 
films R.I.I'. 
Vou m i g h t 
lose some of 
your enthusi- 
asm if all these 
were ri-issued, 
because, tech- 
nical l\-, at any 
rate, we've 
macie great strides 
of late years. 
Two on vour list 
w o u I d be a r re- 
e \ c a V ,1 t I o n , 
ihouijh.l The. Thinker. 

APRIL 1923 

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A n tj>t/>rcss!orc of a Fox- 1 rot 
Cfinpctittoti at the Palais 
d^ /-fnfise^ one of t/w regit, 
lar features of all special 

Many of those who " life " 
maitilv on the silTer screen^ 
materialise at the Palais de 
Dttiise. Miss Flora le Ihetou, 
ahvays leaily to lulp a dcserv 
ing cause. 

'T'hink what a gathering oF 2000 
dancers must mean, half in fancy 
costume and fialf in evening dress, 
and all armed with the latest and 
cutest carnival novelties, in the 
ample interior of a Fairyland like 
the Palais at Hammersmith. 

To the misanthropic it may sug- 
gest a vast foolishness, but to the 
healthy-minded, and to those of 
willing spirit, it is just the truest and 
purest form of mental and physical 

Experienced management, superb music, 
and a floor of the finest fettle, have 
made the Palais a constant and ever popu. 
lar feature in the Brighter Life of London. 

Film Carnival Ball 

will be 


the date to be announced later. 

Dancing 8 p.m. till 2 a.m. 

Committee of prominent Cinema Actresses 
in person. 



* retreat 
heat 0/ summer. 

Two Sessions- 

AFTERNOONS. from 3 p.m. tillB p m. 
EVENINGS, from 8 pm. till 12 pm. . . 

2 6 
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Son of Kissing Cup/ 

Produced by WALTER WEST. 


APRIL 2nd. 

Empire, Bury. 

Coronation, Surbiton. 

Coronet Cineinn, Birmingham. 

Surrey The.itre, Bl:iik(riars. 

Pall.idiuni, Croydon. 

Iinperi.ll, Chelsea. 

Cinema, Newbury. 

New Gallery Kinema, p^astbourne. 

Premier, Harriiigay. 

Futurist, Rhyl. 

Coliseum, Wolverhampton. 

P.-»rk Cinema, Poiityp'">l. 

Cinema, W'eivelistombe. 

Grand, Eclgw.ire Koad. 

King's Hall, Lewisham. 

Gaiety Theatre, South.inipton. 

Royal Hall, Harrogate. 

Cinema, Comber. 

lilectnc Palladium, Camden Town. 

APRIL 5th. 

Majestic, Smethwirk. 

Empire, Camlwrwcll. 

Grand Cinema, Porth. 

Palace, Urmston. 

Court, Tottenham Court Road. 

P.illa(iium, Ripon. 

Kinema, West Ealint;. 

Electric Theatre, NewiiiRton Butts. 

Picture Hou-se, Buckley. 

St. James Picture Theatre. Victori.i 

Picture House. Omagh. 

Palace, Wandsworth. 

APRIL 9th. 

^. Gf .rgc's Hall, York. 
Exchange Cinema, Northampton. 
Electric, Nelson. 
Prince's Hall, Smethwick. 
Picturedrome, Birmingham (Strat- 
ford Road). 
Pentridge, Burnley. 
Church Institute. Buniley. 
Winter Gardens, Morccambe. 
Electric Palace, Notting Hill Gate. 
Empire, Oldham. 
Blue Hall, Islington. 
(Mympia, Ogmore Vale. 

APRIL 2nd. 

Victoria Picture Theatre (Small 

Heath), Birmingham. 
Corona (iinema, Ilford. 
Gaiety Picture Theatre, South 

Lyceum, New Ferry. 

APRIL sth. 
Alcazar, Edmonton. 
Grand Theatre, Leek. 
Royal, Wallsendon-Tyne. 
Elysium, Eastbourne. 
Central Hall, Kingston. 
Picture House. .Moreton. 

APRIL 9th. 

Electric Palace, Putney. 

Porlswo<Ki Palladium, Southampton 

Hippodrome, Hyde. 

Central Hall, Northallerton. 

Cinemade Luxe, U-wes. 

Pictorium, Amm.mlorif! 

Hippodrome, Greenwich. 

\'ictoria Picture House, Leeds (York 

Olympia Theatre, Newcastlcon- 

Picture Hall. South Elmsall. 
Ionic Cineniii, (iolders Green 
Tower Picture House, Hull. 
Palace, Bientwood. 
Royalty, Richmond. 
Pavilion, Maidstone. 

APRIL I2th. 

Savoy Cinema, Birmingham (Spark- 

Kingslaud Empire, Kingsland. 

.\pollo Theatre, Stoke Newington. 

NLirlboro', Holloway. 

Victoria Picture Theatre, Waltham 

Pavilion, .\shtonunder Lync. 

Palace, Erdiiigton (Birmingham). 

Palais-de Luxe, Wood Green. 

Grand, Clitheroe. 

(irand Cinema, Bcnwell (Newcastle- 

Brighton Theatre, Newcastleon 

Park Cinema, .\berd,ire. 

Empire, Oswaldtwistle. 

New Royalty Kinema, Brixton. 

Picture House, I^ime. 

Empire Cinema, Long Eaton. 

APRIL i6th. 

Central Cinema, Woking. 

Picturedrome, Widne^. 

St. George's Cinema Theatre, Bex 

Wellington Picture House, Stock- 

Grand Hall, Bromley. 

Grand Hall. Finchley. 

King's Theatre, Sunderlaiul. 

Corona, Ilford. 

St. George's Cinema, Canterbury. 

Picturedrome, Warrington. 

Empire, Great H,arwood. 

Victoria Picture Theatre, Victoria 

Grand, Whitchurch. 
Arsenal Cinema, Nantwich. 
Lyc«um Theatre, Taunton. 
Temperance Hall, Yeadoii. 
New Savoy Theatre, Glasgow. 
Picturedrome, Darlaston. 
Sandro Cinema, Belfast. 

APRIL 19th. 

Cinema, Leigh. 

Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds. 

Picture House, Wolverhampton. 

Grand, Fulham. 

Clarence, Hackney. 

Purple Picture Palace, Camberwell. 

Tredegar Hall, Newport. 

Star, Clayton-leMoors 

Royal Concert Hall, St Leonards. 

Castle Cinema, Carrickfergus. 

Empire Cinema, Newcastleon-Tyiie. 

Palmadium, Palmer's Green. 

APRIL 23rd. 

Myrtle Cinema, Bingley. 

Picture House, Birmingham (Ash- 
ton Y.). 

Bamboro Theatre, Byker. 

Heath Picture House, Birmingham. 

Victory, Tooting, 

Junction (Hulme), Manchester. 

Picture Palace, Kensal Rise. 

Regent, Eccles. 

Pavilion, Rochdale. 

Kings, Rochdale. 

Savoy Picture House. Bradford. 

Prince's Picture Theatre, Hoyland. 

Cinema, Bermondscy. 

Broadway Garden Cinema, Walham 

Electric Palace, Putney. 

Empire, Streatham. 

Royal Electric, West Hartlepool. 

King's Hall, Birmingham. 

Picturedrome, Sleaford. 

Electric Theatre, Deptford. 

Grand, York. 

Rink Cinema, Swindon. 

Grove, Stratford. 

Queen's Road Cinema, Ba\-swater. 

APRIL 26th. 

Olympia (Ladypool Road), Bn 

Cinema, Seven Kings. 
Alcazar, Hounslow. 
Coatsworth Hall, Gateshead. 
Playhouse, Morpeth. 
Kiug Edward, Blackpool. 
Empire, St. .AJines. 
Tower Picture House, Skegness. 
Palace Theatre, Gateshead. 
Elysium, Eastbourne. 
Rivoli, Southend-on-Sea. 
Cinema-de-Luxe, Northampton. 
Strand Picture House, Hull. 
Borough Theatre, Wednesbnry. 
Alhambra, Bamoldswick. 
Electric, Burton-on-Trenl. 
Picture House, Mallby. 
Gaiety Theatre, Limerick. 
Picture House, Tcddington. 
Palace, Bideford. 
Electric Palace, Littlebampton. 

APRIL 30th. 

New Royal, Opciishaw. 

Era Picture House, Birmingham 

Victoria Cinema, Cambridge. 

Thatched Theatre, .Norwich. 

Shaftesbury, Longsight. 

Grand, Stalybridge. 

Cinema Hall, Hale. 

Cinema (George Street), Oxford. 

Gaiety Cinema, Tottenham Court 

Comedy Theatre, North Shields. 
Empire, Highgate. 
Coliseum, Harrow Road. 
Queen's Cinema, Sittingboume. 
Palais-de-Luxe, Liverpool. 
National Electric Theatre. Chatham. 
Grand Picture House (Saltley). 

Empire. Wanstead. 
Regent, Keighlcy. 
West London Picture House, Gari, 

Electric Theatre, Wisbech. 
Polv Cinema. St. Albans. 


The Lilac Sunbonnet. 

Produced by SIDNEY MORGAN. 
Leading Player -JOAN MORGAN. 

Central Picture House, Musselburgh. 
Victoria Hall, L'lverston. 
Birchfteld Picture House, Birming- 

APRIL I2th. 

Pavilion, Rochdale. 
Grand, Fulham. 
Regent, Blackpool. 
Floral Hall, Leicester. 
Electric Theatre (Caversham), 

Scala, Pendleton. 

APRIL i6th. 

Savoy, Burnley. 

Grand Pavilion, Bridlington. 

Grand Palace (Wcstbourne), Bonnie 

Palladium, Peterboro'. 
Victoria Picture House, Leeds. 
Gaiety, Tottenham Court Road. 
Alhambra, Middlewich. 

Palace, Bedlington. 

Borough Theatre, Wednesbury. 

APRIL 19th. 
Town Hall, Seaton. 
Palladium, Burslem. 
Wolseley Cinedrorae, Devonport. 
Pavilion, Chingtord. 

APRIL 22nd. 

Casino, Sheerness-on-Sea. 

APRIL 23rd. 

Cinema, Thurscoe. 
Wellington Picture House, Stock- 
Louvre (Parkhead), Glasgow. 
Palace, Tredegar. 
Electric Theatre, Muswell Hill. 
Empire, Great Harwood. 
\'arietv Theatre, Eastleigh. Hall, Catford. 
Rnsevale Empire, Mutley. 

APRIL 26th. 

Imperial, Belfast. 

Hippodrome, Greenwich. 

Cinema, Newbury. 

Empire, Wigan. 

Grand, I«evenshulme. 

Ashton Cross Picture House, Porto- 

Cinema, Ystrad Mynach. 
Gaiety, Poplar. 

APRIL 30th. 

Cinema, Seven Kings. 
Park Hall Cinema, Cardiff. 
People's Hall, Denton. 

8ueen's Hall, Enfield, 
ironet Cinema, Wealdstnne. 
Royal Cinema, Kensington. 
Palace, Truro. 
Electric Theatre, Stourport. 
Cinema Palace, Oswestrv. 
Central H.ill, Stamford. 

Scarlet Lady 

APRIL 2nd. 

Tokross Cinema, Edinburgh. 

P.iliice, Bridgwater. 

Empire, Goldlhorpe. 

Coliseum. I.eigh-onSca. 

Cinema, Sidnmuth. 

Northern Pictures, West Hartlepool 

J'.leciric Theatre, Weston-super 

Star (Maryhill), (il.isgow. 
Uow Lane Cinema, Birst.ill. 
Palace, Wclneshury. 
Bjrciugh Ihratre. Hinckley. 
Pii lure House, Stafford. 
Krgi'nl. Bnxh.iin. 
Cinedromi-. Plyrnpton. 

/'ii*-tt, uiitf \ of otht*- ^lii.ei U'ht 

Produced by W 
Leading Player 

Arcadia, Salford. 
Coliseum (Hceley), Sheffield. 
Electric Ihealre, Stourport. 
Picture Housei Askern. 
Picture House, Lisburii. 
King's Picture House, Ilkeston. 
I'^mpire Theatre, E.isington. 
Picture House, Ho<Ule8don. 

APRIL 4th. 

Pi( ture House, Portrush. 

Pavilion, Cardigan. 

APRIL 5th. 

Picture House. Hebden Bridge. 
Electric Palace, Littlehampton. 
Coventry Hall, Bradford. 

■f thiy.rdif t"i Af'il ibtk, i}t>i, IJrJ, tdt'i 



Empire Palace, Denahy. 
Operetta House, Edinburgh. 
Picture House, I-\rkhall. 
Palace. Chesham. 
Picture House, Leatherhcad. 
Globe Picture House (Lawrence 

Hill), Bristol. 
Palace, Ottery St. Marv. 
APRIL 9th. 

Pavilion, Blaydon-on-Tyne. 
Alexandra Theatre, Swadlincote, 
Tivoll, Edinburgh. 
Picture House, Holywood. 
Pavilion. Shaw. 
Imperial Cinema. Crawley. 
Cinema -de-Luxe, H.iverfordwest. 


Palladium, Bideford. 

Assembly Picture Palace, Girvai'. 

Empire, Tring. 

St. Julians, Guernsey. 

Electric Cinema, Bagshott, 

APRIL 12th. 

La Scala, .MIoa. 

Portswood Palladium, Southampton 

Electric Theatre, Sheringham. 

Picturedrome, Elgin, 

Kmpire Electric Theatre, I"xbridge 

Palace Theatre, Wingatc. 

Scala, Stony Stratford. 

Palace, .Annfield Plain, 

Palace, Shirebrook. 

Star Picture Palace, I.elcestfr. 

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Kcirlyl l.n.iv. 

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APRIL 1923 

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FRONTISPIECE : Nanccy Benyon - • -8 


WHAT'S YOUKS? ----- 10 

Temperance ! thy name isn't Mmies. 


A Chat utilt Everybody's Favourite. 
SCOTCH REELS - - . 14 

Caledonia o>i the i^creen. 
KINEMA CAROLS • - - - 16 



Sext Month's hriat h'ilm Carnival. 


Go^stp from the Gay City. 


Symphonies of the Silver Sheet. 


Nigel Barne Tells a Sad Story. 


\How a Movie Dress Designer Works. 



Edith Roberts, Lei^is Dayton, George Arliss, 
Mildred Harris, H'allace lieery. 

DIRECTORS I HAVE MET: Re» Ingram " 34 


Wanda HauUy — Globetrotter. 


Introducing Doug., the Son of Doug. 

FILM STARS AT HOME: Charles Ray 40 41 



The Story of the Fox Film. 


Why Rex Davis dislikes Pancake Day. 


Ethel Clayton. 

SHAOOWLAND - - . - -51-54 

Mofic Gossip of the Month. 


LET GEORGE DO IT - - -«6 -65 


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APRIL 1923 


The cliiirminfi star u-ho (/i/ijC/ifrJ l.r>n,ioii thciitrcgot-rs ^v 
lu-f f>ortr,iyii! of " Hnhinson Crusoe " i>i this yciir's /,vct'M'M 
f>,iiitoiiiiinc IS titso wcll-bnoun to pictiircf^oirs tor her u-ork 
iM ■ The licitle. ' n film versinti of RichitrJ Marsh's story. 

■>, :.;,!./.' <!,. t^;.,v,.l III. -/.ILir r-o/.- 

APRIL 1923 

Pict\JK25 at\d Rict^JKeOoer 

■ ■ 




THE : 

SCR.E-&rN hs/l>£^C>^ZIME- 

VOL. 5. No. 28. APRIL, 1923. 

EJiloriol Officer ; 
93, Long Acre. London. 

fiegistcred for J rammission 
bij Canadian .Magazine post- 

Our April Movie Cdler\ddr 

f "\ p' r"l"1 nniversary 

t , =_! J,;^^}, Author 

Movie Calendar. 

twenty years. 

2. — Witness in 
law case declares 
has been picture 
palace pianiste (or 
Local police sus- 
pended pending enquiry into allega- 
tion oi graft. 

3. — Von Stroheim sends himself 
autographed photographs of himself 
to keep his hand in during slump. 

4. — " Playful Jane, Ramsgate, 
writes for autographed photo Author 
Movie Calendar. 


Sends it back. 

6. — Wireless 
Movies, 1980. 
No camera, no 
screen, no any- 

7. — Sc o t ti s h 
Photoplays Inc. 

'-"-"'^'- commence opera- 

tions at last, 1980. 

8.— American Novelties Inc. pro- 
Juce film with no stars, 1999. All- 
tar cast. Scottish Photoplays Inc. 
produce film with no actors. 

9. Drought in Bedford. Cable to 
Bill Hart. 

10. — Old Lady in Edmonton 
reaches 1 20th birthday. Declares 
never seen Douglas Fairbanks. 

11. — First "slow motion" Italian 
emotional drama, 1930. Many 

12.- — Walter Sludge, eminent luna- 
tic, escapes Colney Hatch, 1923. 

13 _ 

Buys kinema. 

14. — Turkish 
Problem finally 
settled, 1924. 
given to British. Loutse F.v.enu.^. 

One hundred picture palace pianistes 
given to lurks. 

15.- — First moon ii 1 on 

earth, 2002. 

16. See !>ouise Farenda. 

1 7. Go back to moon. 

18. — First American Photoplay 
played by actors. 1998. 

19.- Chinamen 
iirst used as Chi- 
nese supers in 
Oriental films, 


20.- Welshmen 
Wei W.MtK." first used as 

Scotch supers, 


21. — First pic- 
ture shown in 
which heroine ap- 
pears to be wet 
after being rescued 
from the sea, 1923. Vk iok Seasikom. 

22. — Dean Inge offered lead in 
Swedish farce. 

23. — German tragedy star offered 
lead with Mack Sennett. 

24. — Telescopes first supplied in 
super-kinemas, 1976.' 

25. — Woolworth Building, New 
York City, first appears in Sussex 
domestic drama, 1912. 

26. — " Beauty 
Spots of Britain ' 
filmed at Hollv- 

ood, 1923. 

27 . rive - reel 
dramas first ap- 

_ pear ui five-reel 

^*^"^-.;=- draiuus. 1999. 

Ye RiivoLVER. ^ 

28. — Author Movie Calendar could 
go home now if this were February 

29. — Centenarian at Sheffield 
claims can remember last Cbaplir 
film was like, 1923. 

30. — Revolver still being dis- 
covered in drawer, 1957. 

Picl'\JK25 and Pic t\jKe Over 

APRIL 1923 

You vs^^ 

Thurston Hall and Betty lilythe. 

Kipling was wrong. Despite the 
last verse of " Mandalay," 
it is not necessary to be 
" shipped East of Suez " 
in order to " raise a thirst." 
Not in these days. Em- 
phatically not, if you're a film fan. 
Society screen-plays say it with cham- 
pagne in every reel. If the characters 
iielong in a humbler sphere of life, 
then they say it with something less 
pretentious but equally stimulating. 
In any case and in every film they 

Violet Hopson and Gerald Aiues. 

staged. What some unfortunate 
American actors have to swallow 
now is their secret. Or their secret 
sorrow. No doubt. Pussyfoot 
would like to " cut it right out," 
but this cannot be done. Where 
would the " Western " film be 

Dirty work at the bar in " Son of Kissing 

say it with something — to drink. 
So -that a very fine imitation of a 
thirst, if not the real thing, steals 
o'er the spectator before he is aware 
of it. A good angle for those whose 
business in life it is to decry the 
kincma, but one which they seem 
somehow to have missed. Allah 
forfcnd that they should read this 
article I 

In the days before Prohibition, 
wine flowed like water on the " sets," 
when bancjuets or similar scenes were 

" Good health.' " A thirsty moment in 
" Monte Crista." 

arrives on the scene and proceeds to 
turn him inside out — the cowboy 
film couldn't exist without him, and 
he seldom deviates from this habit 
by one hair's-breadth. 

Over his glass of what looks Uke 
wine, the screen villain either scowls 
or leers at the lady of his choice — -in 
the drama of high life, that is. And 
the fascinated gaze of the hero meets 
the inviting optic of the bold bad 
vamp much in the same fashion. 
Once in a way it is " Drink to me 
only with thine eyes," but not often. 
And it is an iiTimutable law of the 
movies that all unsophisticated heroines 
shall duly taste of their first glass 
of champagne, shudder over it, 
grimace over it, then shut 
their eyes, polish it off, and 
fall asleep on the nearest 
shoulder. Out of five 

hundred heroines person- 
ly seen by the writer, 

// would seem that " the cup 
that cheers " doesn't ; judg- 
ing by Tom Meighan's ex- 
pression in " The Conquest 
of Canaan." 


without the bar ? Where would the screen 
cowboy stage his most picturesque argu- 
ments, and where and how could William 
Shakespeare Hart possibly be a good-bad 
man ? The Western bully, too — he who 
swaggers in with revolver and holds up a 
host of trembling habitues until the hero 

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"Whisky (or two, handcuffs for one" — Tom Reynolds and 
Haidee Wright in "A Bachelor's Baby." 

only one failed to do this. It wasn't Leatrice Joy in 
Saturday Night. 

Of the sinister plots hatched across a bottle of some- 
thing or other, it is best to say as little as possible. The 
film covild not run its five or more reels without them, 
and they are usually paid for over a bottle of the same. 
But, although Broken Bottles was a very successful film, 
likewise The Bottle a.nd The Bottle Imp, itisn'ta.Ubott\€sin 
, Movieland. Sometimes it is cups. Containmg coffee, drugged 
[or otherwise. Sometimes containing tea. Poisoned tea, as 
Un Mr. \Vu, or just tea. There have been occasions, too, 
when the troubled film hostess solemnly and unwinkingly 
pours out nothing from a handsome silver teapot, adds 
nothing from a ditto ditto milk-jug, and hands an empty 
cup to another character, who agitatedly " drinks " it. 
Apropos of tea, breathes there a fan \vith memory so poor 
that he can't recollect at least ten close-ups of heroes so 
much in love that they pour hot liquid from a teapot 
into a cup long after it is filled to the brim ? 
1 In Charles Ray's small - town idylls the lover takes 
'his lass into the 
chemist's and buys 
her an ice-cream 
soda. Verily, had 
it not been for 
these films, ice- 
;ream sodas might 
never have become 
is popular over 
acre as over there. 
Seated opposite 
bach other at the 
3bles for two, 
the pair e m'i t 
'gurglings of delight 

(you must have noticed it your- 
self), and the shy swain becomes 
eloquent of glance, if of nothing 

Certain actors evince preferences 
(on the screen) for certain kinds of 
liquid refreshment. Take the case 
of that compleat Cockney, Hugh E. 
Wright, and his ever-present beer- 
bottle. His " Mr. Hopkins " in the 
Squibs films would not be himself 
without his favourite " bevverge." 
Whether bemoaning its loss when 
someone knocks it out of his hand, 
or peacefull)^ sleeping with it (un- 
corked, mind) beneath his pillow, 
" Hopkins " and his beer-bottle are 
inseparable allies. 

Gerald Ames is cosmopolitan in 
his screen tastes : he tosses off some- 
thing out of a tankard in a cos- 
tume romance, or anything out of 
a glass when he's a modern villain, 
with the same air of devil-may- 
care insolence. Tom Meighan, too, 
is catholic in his choice of film 

Cuilen l.andis iv 
' Where is My Wander- 
ing Boy To-Night ? " 

Above : Jean Angela, George Melchior, Abdel 

and Mohammed, in " Ailantide." 
Left : Howard Gaye in "A Prince of Lovers." 
lielow: PriscillaDean in " Under Two Flags ." 

thirst-quenchers. • Of late he has 

taken to depicting characters who 

first degenerate, then regenerate, and 

he is a regular screen-consumer of 

anything, from " square-face " on 

board ship, to cocoa in bare, cheerless 

lodgings — or even coffee from -a. 

coffee-stall, as in Manslaughter. Stay, 

though. He didn't drink it. He 

pushed it aw-ay untasted, and went 

home and fought out a private 

battle with a bottle of screen whisky. Of course 

he won. Genial William Farnum is another good 

screen tankard-tosser. The classic occasion upon which 

he used a mug with a glass bottom (// / ' Were King) 

made movie history, inasmuch as nearly every pictureoger 

felt bound to write to the papers about it, and did so. 

Atmosphere can be suggested by a collection of bottles 

and glasses. There is much of this in Dr. Mabuse, whose 

victim, " Count Tolst," is shown time and again almost 

entirely surrounded by these things. At length the poor 

man sees several editions of himself at once, plays a game 

of cards vnth. them, and then puts an end to his existence. 

PictxjKes ar\d Rict\jK80oer 

APRIL 192: 

M^el- MilroiA Sills 

There are moments when one 
sighs for the privileges of 
youth. If during one's hey- 
day a circus clown had 
tumbled around the sawdust 
ring with only the red nose 
of his calling, and the droll 
frills of tradition replaced by 
drab broadcloth, youth would 
have raised a shrill protest. 

When I met Milton Sills, beneath 
the rose-covered verandah of his pic- 
turesque Californian house, I, too, 
longed to shout " Impostor ! " 

Not that my handsome host was 
physically reminiscent of a circus 
clown. But his lofty, impressive 

removed from the popular conception 
of the intolerant highbrow. He is 
too human. 

Milton Sills smiled as he noticed 
my swift glance at the weather- 
stained tweed cap which he held in 
his hand. 

" You expected to discover me in 
the mortar-board of the professor, 
and a student's gown, instead of 
comfortable tweeds," he bantered. "^ 
" The indiscretions of youth shadow 
one cis persistently as the income-tax 

" Indiscretions ? " I questioned. 

He laughed good-humouredly. 

" My earhest interest in philosophy 

forehead, so suggestive of the high- 
l)row, was symbolical of the ornate 
nose of the ps'eudo-jester. For beneath 
his broad brow were the kindly, 
reflective eyes of a man who faces 
the realities of life ; there was the 
sensitive mouth of the idealist, in 
close s\mpathy with human nature. 
Milton's forehead draws one on a 
false scent. In reality he is far 

I studio portrait. 

and science at the 
Chicago University I 
place under such a 
lieiu 11 ng.l endeavoured 
(o study human na- 
ture from musty books 
and within the grey 
walls of college. In 
the lecture-rooms they 

Milton Sills and Florence Vidor. 

called it philosophy. But it lacke 
the red blood of realities — the ei 
lightening knowledge that close c«r 
tact with human nature brings." 
" And you found that on thi ^' 
and screen ? " I suggested. 

Milton nodded. He certai;... 
the head and features of a Rodin sti 
when he is serious. 

" Characterisations on the scr. 
reflect the practical side of n' 
sophy," he claimed. " The - 
of the silver sheet with thoi 
change of emotion and del 
feeling are studies in ps\ 
which everyone can und 
In the studios I am teach 
science a good deal more ef 
than I could ever have ' 
a uni\ersity. All that 
very highbrow," apologised .. 
with a self-conscious smile. " ' 
I've got to explain someho\\ ^^ 1 
ceased to be a 'Varsity profe> 
came to the screen. You sc( I 
the only member of my fan < 
generations who has been as^ t 
with acting. I have gained ni\ i 
le<lge of miming solely Ihroi..,.. 
study of human nature in its ni 
intimate pha,>^es." 

A twinkle cre))t into his ex 
grey eyes as he settled bii' 
tentedly in his chair, puflini: 
favourite briar. 

" I once rose to great heigl 
screen production." he said ' 
cently. " No, this isn't more li 
philosophy," he hurriedly eN 
with the anxious air of a ma 
striving to hve down his pas' 
Skill Deep I was dragged to . 

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f five hundred feet on the end of a rope 
[ttached to an aeroplane. It was during 
he prison-escape scene, when I jumped 
rom the roof of an express train and 
lung on to the swaying lifeline trailing 
rom a hundred-miles-an-hour aircraft." 
\ " What branch of philosophy were 
rou reflecting at that moment ? " I 

" Physiology would be a better word," 
rinned Milton. " For when you are 
kvaying like a human fly at the end of a 
rail rope betwixt heaven and earth, the 
roblem of life becomes one of acute 

Milton Sills is intensely interested in 
le artistic development of the kinema 
icture ; but he does not let his theories 
ladow his natural gift of humour. 

He chuckled over the discomforts of 
is intricate make-up as " Bud Doyle " 
1 Skin Deep, when his evil, misshapen 
ice was converted by plastic surgery 
ito that of an Adonis. 

" To build up my new nose and 
leeks, and to suggest the cauliflower 
ir of a pugilist, I utihsed putty; and 
lewing-gum aided 'me materially in 
reducing an underslung lower lip and 

bulging jaw. And all the time that I 
as in front of the camerais, I was 
spired by a secret 
!!ar that the heat of 
lie arc-lamps would 
lelt my complicated 
.cial appendages." 

Milton Sills told me 
lat he had acted 
;hind the footlights 
> leading man with 
elasco, Schubert, 
rady and Frohman, 
;fore he came to the 

" In those days I 
j>ed to act a stage part 
|ght after night, until 
j discovered the some- 
jhat alarming result 
jat I was tending to 
peat my lines and 
.rry out the same ges- 
res with a parrot-like 
illness. That was one 

■ the influences which 
:tracted me to the 
: ms. For screen acting 
' nsistently calls for 

e best work in an 

■ tor. Because lie lives 
1 his character but once, his fresh- 
: ss and enthusiasm does not wane. 
:rangely enough, I have just com- 
:enced work in The Spoilers, Rex 

jach's virile story, in which T am 

aying a character role which has 

■ready been acted on the screen by 

iiother artist. The film has been 

ought to the silver sheet before. 

it, even in the rare event of my 

aying the same part twice before 

e cameras, there is no comparison 

vth the deadly repetition that so 

'ten accompanies one's work behind 

e footlights." 

Milton Sills stepped straight from 
e theatrical stage to stardom. 

Milton adopted a remarkable 
make-up in " Skin Deep." 

he insisted that I inspected his 
smooth green lawns bordered 
with beautiful blossoms which 
he had cultivated. For Milton's 
greatest hobby is horticulture. 
" There is the greatest treasure 
of my garden," he said softly, 
as a dainty sweet-faced girl 
waved a greeting from the door. 
And I saw that Milton Sills has 
chosen his life partner with 
that unwavering appreciation of 
beauty which inspires his love of 
flowers and of screen artistry. 

Milton Silts in 

t.*^*SMliI#*. " Behold Mv 

screen debut in company with 
so talented an artist as Clara 
Kimball Young," confessed Mil- 
ton. " For I came to the studios 
with the characteristic faults of 
the stage actor : too expressive 
gestures with arms and hands, and 
not sufficient facial elasticity. 
When I saw myself on the screen 
for the first time " My host's 

I was fortunate in making my 

voice trailed away, and his expressive 
grey eyes swung upwards in an ex- 
pression of mock horror. 

Before I bade Milton Sills good-bye, 


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'' Bonnie Scotland " has been featured 
in many movies, a large number of 
which have been " made in America," 
which proves beyond all quibble that 
the kinema really is a cosmopolite 

Tradition lias it that the 
Scotsman who emigrates to 
the business world of the 
South only goes back to his 
native land to fetch liis 
l»rother. One can imagine 
the I^ritish producer who 
journeys North with his film 
cameras being still more 
canny. He might reasonably be ex- 
pected to wire for all his Southern 
relations. For not only is Scotland 
rich with picturescpie and colourful 
locations for photoplays, but the 
kinema artistes who visit the land of 
Robbie Hums are greeted with the 
characteristic hospitality associated 
with Scots in their own country, 
lliere is a still more human reason 
(or the enthusiastic reception ac- 
corded to moving-picture producers 
by certain Udligorent members of the 
Gaelic race. I'or the requirements 
of many of the scenarios, reflecting 
the romance and adventure of Scottish 
history, necessitated fierce fights that 
revived the traditional love of battle 
still surviving in the true Northerner. 
Uhen W. P. Kellino produced Rob 

Phyllis Haver as a 

Scotch Bathing Girl, 

itivented by Mack 


APRIL 1923 

Scots on then 
way home to 
Glasgow and Stir- 
ling. And there 
were no happier 
Scotsmen in the 
Highlands or the 
Lowlands that 

The filming of 
Rob Roy was an 
event in the lives 
of the villagers 
and townsfolk 
who witnessed 
the film cameras 
at work. Thev 
gathered in hun 
dreds to \'iew the 
reproduction of 
the life of their 
national liero 
When D a \- i d 
Hawthorne as 
■ Rob Roy," and 
Gladys Jennings 
as " Flora Mac- 
donald," were 
registering emo- 
tion in a love 
scene at Stirling 
Castle, even a 
Scottish sergeant- 
major on the 
drill-ground lost 
his voice. He 
stood staring in 
open - mouthed 
astonishment at 
the unex|-)ected 
invasion of the 
historic edifice. The storm burst, however, 
when he swung round and found his squad of 
recruits gaping at the screen artistes. 

'Shun I Kyes right, every 

mother's son of yc,' ' he 

roared. " And I'm 

tellin' ye' that \'\\ 

not have the Scottish 

Army ruined by a 

lot of play actors 

in tinsel kilts ! " 

Left : Alice Calhoun 

ni Vitagraph's " I.iltl* 

Minister." Below : 

Betty Balfour in 

"Wee M cGregor'i 


Roy, amidst the picturesque 
braes and heather, he had an 
inspiration. He assured the suc- 
cess of the big battle scene by 
enlisting temporary armies from 
Stirling and Glasgow. Over a 
thousand dour and determined 
Scots waged a fierce battle, that 
Ix'came so realistic, through the 
influences of local rivalry, that 
claymore and dirk wrought havoc 
which ambulances had to repair. 
At sunset, special trains steamed 
out of the wayside station of 
Alx-rfoyle \\ ith battered and bruised 

APRIL 1923 

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Joan Morgan and 
[George Foley in "A 
[Lowland Cinderella." 

When the picturesque Scot- 
tish fishing village of Auch- 
niithie was utilised to provide 
appropriate backgrounds for 
Christie Johnstone, the primi- 
tive inhabitants were treated 
to the delectable spectacle of 
pretty British screen stars in 
crinolines. For the story was 
imbued with an early-V'ictorian 
atmosphere in which horse-hair 
couches, antimacassars, and 
ornamental glass prism 
stands, described by the 
cynic as decorati 
icicles, figured. T 
poke bonnets and 
crinolines of Mercy 
Hatton and Mrs. 
Hayden Coffin 
puzzled the sim- 
ple fisher - folk. 
They could not 

lunderstand why these artistes of 
'the screen should struggle to con- 
trol their voluminous skirts in the 
itifi sea breezes, when kilts would 
have been so much more comfortable 
to wear. 

' One kindly old fisherwoman sidled 
lip to Mercy Hatton, and, in an 
ilmost unintelligible accent, sug- 
jjested that her boy Donald " had 
[I fine kilt, that he'd lend any of 
;he lassies." And with a sym- 
pathetic glance at the polished high 
lat that Stewart Rome was wearing, 
Lccording to Victorian custom, she 
numbled, " And that paur lad 
vould be more comfortable, I'm 
hinkin', with a Glengarry on his 
j Scotland has an 

-ircle: FlorenceTurner 
nd Rex Davis in 
The Shepherd Lassie 
f Argyle." Below : 
tetty Compson in 
'aramount's " Little 

mipressive scenic 
beauty of its own, 
and he is a bold 
producer who en- 
deavours to sub- 
stitute any other 
background for a 
screen story of 
Gaelic origin. 
Beside the Bonnv 
Brier Bush, The 
Romany, Wee 
McGregor's Sweet- 
heart were filmed 
amidst the heather 
and braes of bonny 
Scotland. Love 
of country on 
several occasions 
has inspired the 
Dukes of Mont- 
rose and Argyll 
to loan their pic- 
turesque estates 
as locations for 
photojilays. For 
the average Scots- 
man delights to 
see his own country 
reflected on the 
screen, and he will 
open his ancestral treasure-chests to provide period cos- 
tumes, or historic pictures, for the assistance of producers. 
The many Scottish screen stories which have been pro- 
duced in Los- Angeles may savour of sacrilege. For no 
true member of the Gachc race will admit that even the 
higliest artistry of the studio-producer can create the 
true atmosphere of the land that lies over the Itorder. 
But [>hotopluys such as Bunty Pulls the Strings, Senti- 
mental '1 ommy. The Little Minister, the backgrounds for 
which might l)c described as " Scotch ' considerably 
more than " thirty under proof " have a widespread 
appeal. For they contain many human sidelights on the 
Scottish character, and even in studios it is possible to 
reveal those attractive character-studies that live so 
vividly in the books of Harrie and Crockett. 

The fjuaint picturostiue village of Thrums, which was 
constructed for the filming of Sentimental 'Tommy, was 
something of a triumph for the scenic artist, with its 
tiled cottages and narrow streets. Which suggests that 
the enterprising American producer can bring every- 
thing that is Scotch to the screen except the whisky 
debarred from a dry country. p.r.m. 

Oval : Stewart 

Rome and Gertrude 

McCoy in ' Christie 

Johnson." Above : 

Leatrice Joy in "Bunty 

Pulls the Strings." 

Left : Alary Glynne in 

Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush." 


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APRIL 192 

Ann Forrest and the 
studio staff indulge 
in a little sing-song. 

My first is in " Gregory," but not in 

" Scott," 
My second is in " Lydia," but not in 

" Knott," 
My third is in " Olive," but not in 

" Tell," 
My fourth is in "Henry," but not in 

'" Sell," 
Mv fifth is in " Ahce," but not in 

■" Howell," 
Mv sixth is in " David," but not in 

" Powell." 
My seventh is in " Josephine," but 

not in " Earle," 
My eighth is in " Conway," but not 

in " Tearlc," 
My ninth is in " Alice," but not in 

" Terry," 
My tenth is in " Xorman," but not in 

" Kerry," 
My eleventh is in " Charles," but not 

in " Ray," 
My twelfth is in " Doris," but not in 

■' May," 
Mv thirteenth is in " Lillian," but not 

in " Hall," 
My whole is the name of the best star 

of all. 

Answer : Gloria Swanson. 

B. S. (LO.W.) 

There is a girl that I admire. 
Of all her films I never tire; 
She's so lovely, and so clever, 
I could see her act for ever. 

Lots like she were once unknown, 
Now tlie same are on tlic throne 
Of fame a laurel, which needs win- 
By hard work at the lieginning. 

M\' favourite dwells upo'i this island, 
And luT name is I'cggy 
I.nng m.iy she poilray her jiowers 
In this great big world of ours. 

AL H. (Crawshawbooth). 


A learned judge the other day 
Schemed how to make wrongdoers pay. 
He thought: "Their ill-deeds they 

shall rue ; 
I'll make them read the Classics 


But though that punishment is hard, 
'Twill not their erring steps retard. 
A better way, I think, would be 
To give them " George's " job — then 
see I 

The next day's paper would contain 
The news that, " Driven quite insane 
By " George the L'irst's " enormous 

The wretch had given up the ghost ! 
C. S. (Ealing). 

I like his eyes, 
So straight and true. 
I like his smile 
When he laughs at you. 
Just natural. 
Sincere, a free 'un, 
Is harulsomc, rugged 
Thomas Meighan. 

F. G. (London). 

This dainty maid, too sehlom seen 
In England on the movie screen, 
Is pnnul, vivacious, winsome, keen. 
The Umvcrsal claims her Queen 
Of .irtists, and in cnoit scene 
She justifies that cl.iim, I ween. 
Helen of Troy's a ]ilam " Has been 
Comp.ired with sweet Pnscilla Dean. 
1". I. S. (Cambridge). 


[This is your department of Pictire 
GOER. In it we deal each month aitl 
ridiculous incidents in current fiur, 
releases. Entries must be made on po^t 
cards, and each reader must have hi 
or her attempt witnessed by two othr 
readers. 2/6 vuill be awarded to th. 
sender of each " Fault " published ti 
the PiCTUREGOER. Address : " Faults,' 
PiCTUREGOER, 93, Long Acre, W.C.2. 

London " d rAmiricaine." 

In Pilgrims of the Sight, " Lon 
Ellingham " (Lewis Stone) fives a 
No. 11, Cavendish Square, London 
When we see him on his front d< 
step preparing to enter his car, " '. 
Ben " and the Houses of Parliamer. 
are in a prominent position on th 
other side of the road. No need t 
sav this is an American film ! — P. T 
(Honor Oak Park). 

Generous ! 

The attorney in The Great Momet 
hands " Nadine " his fountain-per 
with which she signs a paper annulhn 
her marriage with " Delaval." " Na 
dine " then hands the paper to th 
attorney, who looks it over, an 
walks out of the room, leaving hi 
pen on the table. — C. C. (Tooting). 


The Elusive Letter. 

When Mary Glynne gives a lettf 
to the butler in Beside the Botai' 
Brier Bush, he turns to put it it 
letter-rack, but lets it fall to the groll 
When he is asked for it later, he pici 
it up from behind the table. Ho- 
did it get there ?— S. \Y S. (Bi 

The Mystery of the Missing Ring. 

When the reporter, in Ihc -^/v- 
of the Yellow Room, climbs a laddt ; 
spy through the window, the last 
one rung is missing. On his desc 
the rung is there ; but wlicn, aftt 
time, he again climbs the ladder, 
rung is missing once more. How 
vou account for this ? — H. S. (Cardil 

The Handcuff Trick. 

In Isabel, featuring Jane No\ 
the handcufls are placed on the vill.. 
wrists. He glares at them and at 
hero, and walks towards the wait 
sledge. On his way he sio\>s •■ 
picks up his hat, and it is noticiKl ' 
his hands are then unfettered. N^ 
happened to the handcuffs ? — D. 

Whose Stickfast ? 

Jn the Tom Mix picture, c up 
Round Vp, the heroine's two y 
manteaus arc placed in the open I' 
of a four-wheeled trap, while 
heroine sits in front. The he: 
then bolt, and, after the trap 1 
several times almost capsize<l, i' 
stopped in the nick of time by ^ 
When once more at a standstill. 
])orlmanteaus are still in the icntP 
the back portion. Were they g' 
on ? — D. P. (Johannesburg). 

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Pict\jKe5 and Pict\jreQoer 


d dance with Britain's foremost screen 
rs at the forthcoming Kinema Carnival. 

r^o the artistic producer of the 
screen, the suggestion of anim- 
ation and irrepressible joy of 
;; is most effectively reflected by a 
-dd and colourful ballroom scene. 
y.ny thousands of pounds have been 
!oended in radiating from the silver 
i';et the irresistible appeal of the 
liice ; not a few famous screen stars 
ive tripped lightly along the paths 
»i Terpsichore to the he^^rts of the 

In bringing dancing to the screen 
i|its most attractive aspects, astute 
lectors are in reality holding up a 
T;Tor to life. For the traditional 
cje of dancing exists in greater or 
ejier degree in everyone. And the 
iibnuousness of modern life has 
:<ded to increase the vast host of 
Ijotees who flock to the ballrooms. 

[low our ancestors who danced 



stately gavotte would marvel at 

spectacle of the famous Palais 

Danse, the renowned Hammer- 

th rendezvous which pioneered 

cing for the masses! On the vast 

nple floor, one of the largest in the 

Id, hundreds sway rhythmically 

the lilt of the Fox-Trot. Pic- 

Uisque light beams spray the scene 

rfjinimation with a swirl of colour. 

syncopation of strumming banjos 

sonorous saxophones seems to 

TJJe solved the secret of perpetual 

ion. For when the notes of one 

lestra die away, a second gtoup 

skilful musicians continue the 


he Hammersmith Palais de Danse 
heralded the passing of the 


\A few of the 
\janious stars 
1 of the screen 
\a7id daticing 
hforld who 
' will attend 
' next month's 
Ball: Mercy 
Hatton, Cecil Rubens 
and Beryl Evett, Gertrude McCoy, Hilda 
Bayley, and Victor McLaglen. A com- 
plete list of artistes will appear in our 
next issue. 

" wallflower." No one need feel 
the greatest loneliness of all — the 
loneliness of a crowd that passes 
bj'. There are dainty lady dancing 
partners, who include amongst 
their ranks a world champion. 
Immaculately attired gentlemen 
instructors are waiting to " take 
the floor " with lady patrons. 
Here is spontaneous happiness 
which is rarely seen beyond the 
Continent. No longer can one 
believe that the English take their 
pleasures sadly. 

Dancing makes for gracefulness 
and beautified movement, and for 
this reason, apart from the joy 
that it brings, the universal 
pastime is indulged in by many 
famous screen stars. Such popular 
film favourites as Mercy Hatton, Ger- 
trude McCoy, Madge Stuart, Hilda 
Bayley, and others, will visit the 
Palais de Danse on an evening early 
in May. Victor McLaglen, Bromley 
Davenport, and many more will be 
present at the Film Fancy-Dress Ball 
in aid of charity. 

.The Editor of The PICTUREGOER 
will present a prize value five guineas, 
and there will be prizes for the best 
impersonation of Betty Balfour and 
other popular stars. J. Stuart Black- 
ton, the well-known producer, will 
assist in the judging. 

There are a limited number of 
flower-girl costumes modelled on that 
worn by Betty Balfour in her well- 

known screen characterisation as 
Squibs," available. They are at 
the disposal of those readers of The 
PICTUREGOER, who make the ear- 
liest applications. Prizes will be given 
for the most original fancy dresses, 
and also for the best exponents of 
the fox -trot in the dance competition. 


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APRIL 1923 

Rent Navarre and 
Elmire Vautier in 
" Vidocq." 

M. Henri Baudin in 
the Terrible." 

^ctu reaper 


'"T^'he biggest cash expenditure for 
\^ any one French film, although 
a serial of ten episodes, has 
resulted in a photoplay that is as 
picturesque and romantic as the true 
story around which it is woven, and 
the finished film is one likely to go 
down in kinema history as one of the 
great achievements of the French 
film-producing industry. At the time 
of writing, Vidocq is having stupendous 
success in the French capital. Elmire 
Vautier in the part of " Manon la 
Blonde," and Ren6 Navarre as the 
intriguing character known as " Vi- 
docq," surpass themselves in the 
sincere characterisation of their re- 
spective r61cs. 

\'idocq is that queer personality of 
a mail who does big thmgs although 
surrounded by insurmountable ob- 
stacles and innumerable enemies — 
men and women m the last stages of 
despair who think naught of taking 
the life of all who attempt to thwart 
tlieni in their criminal efforts to attain 
their nefarious ends. Vidocq, from 
being a cracksman, forger, prince of 
robbers, and a man condemned by 
the civil court to the bagnc for life, 
finally became Chief of the Paris 
Si'irele Police from i8og to 1827 ! 
Then, as Chief of Police, comes his 
wonderful and merciless fight, a great 
I tile of wits and knives, against 

Les Enfants du Soleil," a notorious 

Gabriele de Gravone in 

The Wheel: 

gang of cutthroats ; the interest in 
the film is heightened by the extra- 
ordinary but triumphant part played 
by " Manon la Blonde, ' Vidocq 's 
charming wife. 

Realism is sometimes dangerous, 
and. may lead to direful consequences, 
as the following amusing little story 
shows. It wiis told me by a leading 
artiste in the film, L' lie sans Xont : 

We were on location in Brittany, 
and in one of the scenes a party of 
us were shipwrecked on some rocks 
entirely surrounded by water. For- 
tunately we had a wireless outfit with 
us (this is all m the film, plcjvse), and, 

Sarati setting it up, we sent 
out ' S.O.S.' signals. 
Imagine our consterna- 
tion when we perceived on 
the horizon ships — lots of 
them — all sending back en- 
couraging messages ! We 
had not realised the possi- 
bihty of anyone ' hstening- 
in,' and it was only the 
timely arrival of the 
company's wireless tele- 
graphist that saved 
the situation. He 
immediately flooded 
the ether with the 
word, ' Kinema, 
Kinema, Kinema,' 
and the ' shooting ' 
of the film con- 
tinued with no 
other untimely in- 
terruption holding up 
the good work." 

An important Au- 
bert release announced 
for pubhc show in a 
few weeks is Saratt 
le Terrible. The dom- 
ineering and harsh 
owner of the Sarati 
restaurant at Algiers 
is a striking screen personality 
splendidly acted by Henri Baudin, 
a man who, in this picture, puts 
fear into the heart of all but his 
little daughter Rose, whom he loves 
dearly. His brutality and bull\-ing 
nature vents itself on everyone, 
but when la petite Rose appears on 
the scene, the result is a whimper- 
ing and pitiful individual. It is a 
sincere and attractive story, and 
there are some very beautiful 
Algerian scenes in this photoplay, 
especially some of the exteri- 
ors, which are more like paintings 
than pictures projected on a silver 
sheet. Arlette Marchal is " la 
Petite Rose," and the other leadinc 
rdles are taken by Gmette Maddit 
and M. Feramus. 

So astonishingly realistic are some 
of the scenes of La Roue (" The 
\\'hecl "), wTitten and produced by 
Al^l Gance, the celebrated French 
»u'tteur-en-scint', that it is extremely 
difficult to realise that they were 
made to order, and are not true 
incidents photographed by the 
cleverest of kinema reporters for 
their topical budgets. La Roue is a 
modern tragedy of a prologue and six 
chapters, and in the first part there i- 
a tram smash, the greatest masterpiece 
of realism ever seen on the screen. It 
is safe to say that Griffith or Ingram 
has never even attempted such a thin^ 
and there are such scenes throughou; 
the six parts. 

I understand that Sarah Bernhard; 
has signed a contract with a \ve\\ 
known French kinema producer t^ 
star in a number of films at an earh 
date. The Divine Sarah, who ha? 
recovered from a very severe illness, is 
I am told, eager to start work on he.' 
first photoplay under this contract. 


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tjie Y 


Tears : 
Tearle in 
" The Referee." 

prodigal producer may bring 
to the screen a lavish photo- 
play, rich with picturesque 
pageantry and ornate splen- 
dour. He may drain the 
coffers of the studio ex- 
chequer down ■ to the last 
dollar, and the telegraph wires 
of the world may hum with 
the news of the record - breaking 
salaries which he is paying to his 
leading men and women. But 
his picture will never crowd the 
kinemas unless he has woven into the 
fabric of his story the elusive and 
indispensable necessity, heart interest. 
I^ok behind the magnificence which 
Griffith brings to the silver sheet, and 
analyse the more subtle artistry of 
the mind-arresting characters which 
he has created. And, although his 
characteristic, massive, and colourful 
settings and his vivid screen rellec- 
tions of powerful personalities in- 
trigue the mind, it is the emotional 
appeal in his stories that makes 
them live in the memory. 

Gradually creating emotion by 
means of suspense is more difficidt 
than handling great crowd scenes 
for the film cameras. Reflecting for 
the screen the pathos of sensitive lips, 
the forlornness of anguish, the realistic 
fluttering of fingers in moments of 
tragedy, often requires greater pa- 
tience and artistry than the more 
directly sensational fight scenes, fires, 
or grim disaster. 

The progress of the art of depicting 
emotion on the screen has been a 
process of evolution. Way back along 
the path of kiiiema history, it pre- 
sented a problem that caused many 
people to shake their heads and pro- 

Film producers 
play on human 
emnttons as a skilled 
musician upon a violin. 

phesy a restricted popularity for the 
moving picture. In those days, the 
pioneer artistes of the screen acted 
at a measured distance away from 
the lenses, and until the advent of 
Griffith, this practice continued to 
restrict the emotional possibilities of 
the players. 

With the introduction of the " close- 
up " came a revolutionary innova- 
tion where the reflection of senti- 
mental appeal was concerned. 

Faces five feet long were flashed 
on to the screen as the cameras were 
moved up to within a few feet of the 
actors and actresses. Eyes a foot or 
more in length flooded with tears 
tfiat represented the largest output 
from human ducts that were ever 
intended to vibrate the heart strings. 
Mouths that in the past one asso- 
ciated with the giants of Gulliver 

Tears : Shirley 
Mason can cry 

twisted their emotional lengths into 
wistful smiles. Vast exjianses of smooth 
cheek dimpled into shadowy craters, 
and realistically suggested the spirit 
of laughter. 

Although there may have been a 
touch of crudity in the earliest 
" close-ups," to-day this form of 
camera artistry is a realistic reflector 
of emotional values. The trickery of 
the lens is forgotten. The magnified 
faces of the shadow screen can create 
laughter and tears at will. Skilfully 
handled, such effects are often more 
impressive than those associated with 
the theatrical stage ; which, con- 
sidering the fact that the sister art 
of the theatre has the advantage of 
the human voice as a medium for 
conveying pathos over the footlights, 
is by way of being a triumph for the 


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ix>ssibilities of the screen can 
realistically reflect. Gritfnh plays 
on the heari-striiiHS in such a 
way that his close - ups bring 
every member of a 
audience in intimate touch with 
his heroes and heromes. 

The border-line between camera- 
craft and acting art is a nairow 
one where the expression of 
screen emotion is involved. The 
most brilliant photography, and 

LloijuenI use ol On 
hands i> (UpHled 
in Ihii tl'ise- 
up i.ij Frank 

Dramatic moments are intensified by the introduction of a grotesque character. 
Scene from " The Remittance Woman." 

With the evolution of the " close- 
up " came an inevitable demand for 
artistes \vho.-,e features presented a 
natural ability to radiate emotion 
from the screen. The wistful mouth, 
the refiectiou of sadness in a lace, 
and eyes that could express the ex- 
treme emotions of love, fear, or hate, 
became to be even more valued than 
histrionic ability. For the latter 
might be taught, but the former, 
never — with the possible exception of 
rare artistes such as Lon Chaney, 
whose skilful make-up, bordering on 
plastic surgery, distorts his features 
into a grim mirror of dramatic values. 

Without detracting from her un- 
doubted ability, the fact remains that 
Lillian Gish owes a great deal of her 
success to her remarkable ability to 
sway the emotions with her heart- 
breaking smile. Griffith has magni- 
fied the natural pathos that lurks in 
her face. He suggests through the 
lenses that dumb patience with 

which she suffers pathetic physical 
and mental torture. She inspires 
a shadowy pity for her image on 
the screen wliich, as long as the 
projectors hold out, must con- 
tinually repeat its poignant per- 
formances nightly. 

Lillian Gish provides a striking 
example of the new trend ol emotion 
which the screen has created. Place 
her behind the stage footlights, and 
only the spectators in the first few 
rows of the stalls would observe the 
light and sliadow, the sadness and 
tragedy, which 
the subtle 
shades ot ex- 
pression on her 
features por- 
tray. Here 
is essentially a 
product of 
poignant artis- 
try, which only 
the magnifying 

The charm of 
soft - focus is 
exemplified t*> 
the picture ol 
Jackie Coogau 
shown on the 

Right : Porter 

Strong and 
Irmii Harttson 
in a tense 
moment in 
" One Exciting 
Sight." pro- 
duced by 
D W Griffith, 
thai master- 
m u^ i c ian o n 
human heart- 

APRIL 1923 

PictsjKes an d Pict\jre Q oer 


Mufv Carr in a 

fame as great human pictures had the " close-up," with its power 
t() paint an inlmiate })ortrayal of mother love, not existed. 

The innocent blue eyes and sweet, pouting mouth of Mary Miles 
Minter, in the strict practical Sense, are griiit to the mill of the 
producer who creates human film stories. She brings to the 
silver sheet the sj)irit of happy childhood. 

It is scarcely fair to the studio director, however, to suggest 
that the raw material that comes his way in the form of wistful 
eyes, poignant mouths, or sad expression's can be transferred to 
the screen without passing through a refining process. The mills 
of the movies grind both slowly and exceeding small. Mary 
Miles Minter, despite the gifts which nature has given her, has to 

be treated very skilfully by the studio 
arc-lamps, the great rellectors, and 
similar mechanical devices which accen- 
tuate persona! charm, as a diamond- 
cutter effaces the crudity of a jewel. 
Her face lias to be bathed with 
subtle in 
aim ess of 
be accen- 
rert light- 
ay y)h()tO- 
t black ; 
gold in 
is akin 
lith the 
•ct in a 
o elK)ny, 
'/ 's En- 
h Mary 
the part 

C. H. Crriher-Ki»g in a siudv 

illustratii/g the powerful and bizarre effect obtained with shadows, 

of a blind orphan child, hours were spent in dis- 
covering the correct lighting which suggested that 
her eyes were sightless. The arc-lamps had to 
shadow her naturally brilliant pupils with an 
artificial dullness. All of which demonstrates 
that the personal element and the mechanical 
effects of the studio are closely alHed in the 
mass production of heart-stirring screen emotion. 

Chamber of Horrors thrill : Doris May 
in " Up and At "Em." 

^; Rehearsing Louise Glaum 

(or an emotional close-up. 

the cleverest director could not hav-e 
inspired the natural satlness that 
is reflected in the appealing face 
of Mary Carr — the Oueen of Screen 

She radiates the spirit of mother 
love with a touching realism 
which artificiality coukl never 
achieve. Her sad expressions, and 
the kindliness that lurks in her 
soft eyes, (.an dominate a sim))le 
story .so effectively that it fills the 
kinemas as successfully as a super 
production costing twenty times 
the money. Otey the Hill and 
Silver Wings might never ha\e 
come to the screen, and achieved 


Picf'\jK25 dnd Picl'KjreOosr 

APRIL 1923 

earning a salan- that a Prime Minister might envy. Such pains- 
raking work and prodigal expenditure aie justified by the face of 
a rare child, whose big brown e\'es look out from the screen with 
apjx-aling sadness. If the hand of time should smooth the pathos 
from Jackie Coogan's face, then the vast organisation that has 
been built around him will collapse like a cardboard castle. 

Compared with the more subtle process of stirring the emotion 
with skilful rertections of facial expression, the mirroring of tears 
on the screen is a cruder deviation of such artistry. Yet Lillian 
Gish, Mary Pickford, Blanche Sweet, Norma Talmadge, Kathenne 
MacDonald, and many others have effectively cried their way 
into the hearts of the picture-theatre public. With highly emo- 
tional and temperamental artistes, tears for the screen can gene- 
rally be inspired at will. For less sensitive players, eyes are 
bedew-ed, for the purpose of imbuing scenes with invaluable senti- 
mental appeal, with the aid of the unromantic onion. Many tear- 
drops, it must be confessed, have been manufactured in the 
studios with glycerine and vaseline. 

It is in the direction of vibrating the heart-strings through 
screen reflections of tragedy or thrilling drama that the mechani- 
cal factor largely enters. Camera-craft which enables a face dis- 
torted with gripping emotion to be brought out from a crowd 
with an almost stereoscopic effect, when the faces behind are 
softened by soft-focus effects, is largely utilised. Lighting effects 
can accentuate tragedy on a face and imbue the surroundings 
with haunting ceriness. Grotesque shadows, similar to those 
so effectively used in Moriarty, which flicker across walls, 
are all part of the magic of the fear - inspiring magicians of 
the modern studio. Even huge close - up pictures of hands 
are utilised to reflect the emotions which pass through their 

owner's brain. Artistes such as Frank 
Mayo, Norma Talmadge, and 
Richard Barthelmess can make 
the dumb show of twisting 
- fingers almost as eloquent 
as the spoken word. 

The instinctive sympathy one feels for blind 
people heif;hle}is the dramatic intensity of the 
stories in which they appear. Dorothy Gish, 
in " Orphans of the Storm," was a classic 

Jackie Coogan's expressively pathetic face 
has inspired the creation of s|x;cially written 
and costly screen stories. This child-genius 
of the films demonstrates the value of senti- 
ment in picture productions. His fleeting ex- 
pre.ssions form the basis of ambitious screen 
plays, with lavish settings, the co-opera- 
tion of high-salaried stars in the film firma- 
ment, scientific cameramen and directors 

Two diversified studies of \orma Talmadge. 
A great movte actress must be a mistress both of 
laughter and of tears. Below : Sessue Hava- 
kawa ui ■' The First Horn." showing the 
effect obtained by locussing strongly on one 
J'guie III a crowd. 

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aced Buck 


Nigel Barrie wrote this little story for us during his 
brief visit to London. He is now in Egypt playing 
with Wanda Hawley and Pedro de Cordoba in 
Fires oj Fate, produced by Tom Terriss for Gaumont. 

I shouted in triumph. " I reckon my 
aiming was fine. My bullet went clean 
through his body." But Stuart said ; 
Pardon me — mine." 
We tore down the slope at full 
speed, Sir, each anxious to prove him- 
self right; but when we examined the 
carcase, ah, bitter indeed was our 
plight ! One bullet had ended that 
Buck, Sir. One bullet had killed 
him — but zvhose 1 Said I : '"S'ou'll 
^ admit that you missed him." 
But Stuart replied : " I refuse." 
There was only one thing 
_ to be done, Sir. A coin in 
2. air soon was tossed. To settle 

Sigel Barrie, Stuart Holmes, 
and the White - Faced Buck. 

t I > t I 

Nigel Barrie at home. -^ 

Bhall I tell you the tale of the Buck, Sir ? 
The Buck of the Maliboo Range ? 'Tis 
a tale of amazing ill-luck. Sir. Sad, 
ronderful, truthful, and Strang^. Stuart 
iolmes was the cause of the trouble ; he 
uggested a co-partnership to hike to the Maliboo Mountains, on a hohday 
leer-shooting trip. 

Our guide, Pete the Ranger, informed us, the White-Faced Buck of Maliboo, 

lad baffled a thousand ^ ' i ■ 

ceen hunters, and 
urely would baffle us 
oo. We smiled as he 
old us the story, and 
nade up our minds 
ight away, before the 
iin set on the moun- 
ains, that Buck would 
)e marked for our 

1 took up my stand 
)n the hill-top and 
ocussed my gaze on 
he pass, till suddenly 
lown in the valley, I 
potted that Buck 
;hrough my glass. 

" Get ready I " I 
houted to Stuart. 
Two shots woke the 
!choes o'erhead. And 
vhen the smoke cleared 
rom the valley, we 
iaw the Buck lying 
:here — dead. 

" We've got him 1 " 

The Buck is sighted. 

the problem before as, 
we tossed for the 
Buck — and / lost. 

Oh, .sadly I watched 
Stuart taking the head 
and the antlers com- 
plete. Said he : " Til 
be kind to you, Nigel. 
I'll make you a gift 
of the feet ! " 

And, so in the hall 
of his mansion, the 
head of the Buck hangs 
to-day. The feet do 
■not hang in my hall- 
way. What use are 
the feet, anyway ? 


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APRIL 1923 

TKe Carreer /CI dre 



y^ s I sat waiting in the lounge of 
XI the Savoy Hotel, I wondered. 
/I "What," I pondered, 

g^\ " would a famous designer 
I I of magnificent screen gowns 
I I be like ? Would she be just 
\ ^ an ordinary woman like any 
^ of the others walking aimlessly 
about in the vestibule or sitting idly 
chatting in groups ? Or would she be 
some rare, exotic, " ultra " person- 
ality ? " 

Interrupting my cogitations, there 
came towards me, wiih a half-smile, a 
tall girl, clad in an extraordinary 
saftron-coloured gown, with a mar- 
vellous " confection " upon her head, 
decorated by a massive poarl-and- 
brilliant ornament, which looked for 
all the world as though she had mis- 
taken the time of day and come to 
the hotel to tea in her diamond tiara ! 

Seconds before she had realised 

that I was not, after all, the friend 
she was seeking, I had decided 
most forcibly : " This is not Clare 
West ! " 

Clare West, who designs the 
gowns for Cecil B. De Mille's pro- 
ductions, famous as much for their 
sartorial artistry as for their screenic 
art, clad in such a gown and clowned 
with such a hat ? Never ! 'Twere 
not within the bounds of the humanly 
possible ! 

At that moment, there entered the 
lounge from the residential regions 
of the hotel—Clare West ! 

I knew her immediately ! An artist 
in dress from the toes of her American 
shoes to the tip of her dainty lace- 
veiled hat ! 

As I afterwards discovered, Miss 
West had made a sj>ecial study of 
costuming to suit personality, ami, 
certainly, her own artistic tempera- 
ment — as well as lier inborn sense of 
perfect good taste — announced itself 
in the soft folds of black charmeuse. 
Later, over a cosy tea-table, Miss 
West confessed that she had alwa\'s 
loved clothes, and had l)een pro- 
fessionally designing since her early 

" When I was quite a child," said 

De Mille's special designer, "I used 
to invest each of my dolls with a 
pecuhar temperament. Then my chief 
delight would l)e to deck each of these 
docile models in some quaint or won- 
derful creation to suit its particular 
personality and the ' great occasion ' 
which my imagination had concocted. 

" And all the time I had definite 
intentions of making clothes my 
career ! Even my ambitious spirit, 
however, did not foresee the Paramount 
wardrobe department, with my one 
hundred and fifty assistants ! 

I sup)H)se I openeil my eyes widely 
at the mention of such a staff in a 
mere section of the studio equipment, 
for Miss West continued, laughmg : 

" Oh. yes I I need every one of 
them, in spite of the fact that I 
design every costume and every ac- 
cessory myself, and even —in the case 
of some very special gowns — do a 
good deal of the actual stitching." 

" What do you consider has been 
your biggest costuming eJfort so far ' 
I asked. 

" My first big film was Intolerance, 
for whicli I designed every costume 
used For this picture I had the 
unusual experience of having to make 
duplicates, ami even triplicates, of 

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%^ Pf 

A corner of the wardrobe store-room at the Fantous-Lashy studios. 

practically every garment. You see, 
the screening of such a masterpiece 
necessarily takes a long time, and in 
this case we were working for two 
years before the great film was com- 
plete. You can imagine that clothes 
worn over and over again in many 
scenes soon lost their freshness, and 
new ones had then to be made, which, 
of course, had to be exact duplicates. 
Then, in some of the very dii!icult 
and strenuous scenes, there was 
needed so much rehearsal before the 
camera-men could commence opera- 
tions that costumes began to look 
frowsy before being translated to 
celluloid. My assistants and I were 
therefore kept very busy copying 
our own models. This is the only 
time when I can remember making 
the same design twice. 

" After Intolerance, I became Cecil 
B. De Mille's own special designer, 
and have been responsible for the 
sartorial effects of all his pictures 
since my introduction to his studio. 

" Why Change Your Wife ? Some- 
thing to Think About, The Admirable 
Crichton, Forbidden Fruit, and his 
two latest releases. Fool's Paradise and 
Saturday Night have been some of 
De Mille's biggest productions, and each 
one gave me splendid scope for exer- 
cising ingenuity and imagination of 
design and colour.'" 

" Colour ? " Again I showed sur- 
prise, for, though the Cecil De Mille 
pictures are ff<.med the world over 
for their sumptuous fo&tumes and 
gorgeous settings, the screen has so 
far only reproduced them in neutral 
blacks, whites, and greys. 

" Yes indeed ; colour is a vastly 
important part of the technique of 
the camera. Colour value must be 
thoroughly studied, in fact, by the 
designer of screen clothes before all 
else. One must know exactly how a 
certain shade will appear when trans- 
ferred to the screen, just as one must 
be able to tell at a glance which tones 
will bring out to the best advantage 
all the beauties of the star." 

I asked Miss West whether business 
or pleasure brought her from sunny 
California to tour the Continent. 

" This is a serious business trip," 
Miss West assured me ; "I am visiting 
nearly all the capitals of Europe, and 
probably other towns as well, in 
connection with designs and materials 
for Mr. De Mille's next ' super ' pro- 
duction. This same picture, I can 
assure you, will be a magnificent — 
a colossal — affair, which will astonish 
even the hardened picturegoer." 

I gathered that, among the many stars 
whom Clare West has dressed, Gloria 
Swanson, Dorothy Dalton, and Agnes 
Ayres have particularly endeared them- 
selves to their designer. Each of the 

Seamstresses and expert dressmakers 
Below : A corner of 

three, declared Miss West, has a pti- 
sonality that makes designing " worth 
while " ; while each has also her own 
peculiar charm of figure. 

" Is it true," I asTced, " that stars 
are terribly temperamental in the 
studio, and refuse to wear gowns which 
they do not hke ? " 

" Indeed, no 1 " Miss West cham- 
pioned the movie folk with her deep 
blue eyes flashing quite excitedly. 
" They rarely see a dress before they 
are required to don it for a scene ; 
and I have never yet designed for any 
actress who was not perfectly content 
to leave the dressing entirely to me." 

" How is it that your designs are 
always absolutely up to date, although 
films take months to produce, and 
then are not released for quite a 
long period ? " 

" We always work on ideas months 
ahead of the fashions, and are in close 
touch with dress experts in London, 
Paris and New York." 

" Talking of Paris," continued Miss 
West, " I was so agreeably surprised 
on my arrival in London to see that 
English girls are every bit as well 
dressed as Parisiennes ! I just think 
English girls positively charming, and 
dressed in such perfect style and 

And as I emerged from the hotel, 
I wondered whether Clare West had 
seen the ugly saffron gown with its 
tiara crown 1 

at work in the wardrobe department, 
the millinery branch. 

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APRIL 192: 

Above: Dczma du Mav. 

Tn[y : Clive Brook iii " Through h'tre and 

Back to the Stage. 

The role of the rcd-haircd "Mamie " in 
" A Little Hit of LlutT." which was 
revived at the Ambassadors' Theatre, 
London, a few weeks hack, was charm- 
inRly played by repgy Hyland. Peggy, 
thougii she IS best known as a screen 
star, has made several successful 
appearances on the stage. " Because 
a fortune teller once assured mc that 
I wius a born actress and should lose 
no tin\e in seeking a stage engagement 
I took her advice," Peggy told me. 

Did I want to be an actress ? Oh, 

who returned 
A Little Bit of Fluff." 

dear me- — doesn't every girl, at some 
time or other ? " 

How She Commenced. 

I didn't get an engagement at 
once, of course. In fact, I sometimes 
wonder whether I ever would have 
made a start had it not been for my 
unshakable lx;licf in my own private 
and particular fortune-teller. With 
which belief I infected others, notably 
the late George ICdwardes (or maybe 
it was to get rid of me), who allowed 
me to be in the chorus of one of his 
productions. I didn't stav there long, 
though. I was soon promoteil to small 
parts, and then I left musical comedy 
and played in 'The Little Caf6 ' and 
' The Yellow Jacket.' " Peggy Hyland s 
return to the stage is only a temporary 
one, though ; she will be screening 
again shortly, and has just finished 
the scenario of her next film. 

Tinker, Taylor 

Alma Taylor is her simple, lovable 
self in The Pipes of Pan, one of the 
current Hepworth releases. This is 
her first picture since her return from 
America, and the attractive kiddie 
seen with her in the photograph on 
this page is little I^-slie .Vttwood. The 
story concerns a travelling tinker 
(John McAndrcws) and his daughti r 
Polly (Alma Taylor), who make ii 

Alma Taylor and 
The Pipes of Pan 

sudden entry into high society. But 
they are robbed of their money, and 
are both glad to take to the road 
again. A delightful interlude is the 
scene wherein tiny " Derek Hulmc " 
summons the fairies of the woodland 
by pla\ ing on his Pan pipes. They are 
shown dancing amid the mist upon a 
silvery lake, over which large trees 
droop their foliage. The many wood- 
land scenes are up to the best Hep- 
worth standards. One is almost 
always sure of some such glimpses of 
English rural beauty spots m the pro- 
ductions made by Cecil Hepworth. 

Our Busiest Brook. 

Last tnne I saw Clive Brook he 
hinted darkly about certain American 
producers who were trying to lure him 
over the water. But he hasn't allowed 
himself to be lured, for he has found all 
the excitement he wants in his new 
role. Clive is playing the adventurous 
hero of Out to Win, the play that was 
so successful in London aboiit a year 
ago. The screen version will W a 
Denison Clift production, with Cath- 
erine Calvert as the heroine. Many 
exciting scenes that were of necessity 
only described in the stage veision 
will l)e shown in the screen-play ; and, 
of course, the action will be very much 
speeded up throughout. 

Quantity and Quality. 

Several new one and two reclers 
have been completed in Quality 
studios. Pearl for Pearl, which is an 
adaptation of a " Pan " story, has a 
South Sea Island setting, which was 
made in three days in the studio itself. 
It is a romantic tale of the struggles 
of two pearl traders for a particularly' 
fine specimen, involving a fair Kanaka 
girl in the To her and her lover 
pearls mean less than nothing, and. 

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listens - in 

after the two traders lose their lives 

quarrelling over the booty, the Kanakas 

lleave it lying on the ground when they 

seek happiness together. Dezma Du 

iMay makes a pretty South Sea Islander, and A. B. Imeson 

|has a distinctive role. 


Satire on the Screen. 

More in the vein of The Letters is another of the Quality 
bunch, Finished, which concerns an elderly French Count 
who tries to forget his years. Jerrold Robershaw, whom 
you probably saw as " Talleyrand " in A Royal Divorce 
last month, plays this nobleman, and gives a characteristic 
,performance. He specialises in studies of super-aristocrats 
lof the costume school, and is at the moment the elegant 
I" Count Scharnorff " at the Lyric in " Lilac Time." 
iBut this well-known actor has been twice round the world, 
and was paid the doubtful compliment of being summoned 
to Australia especially to play " Mephistopheles " in 
" Faust " there. He is fond of sea voyages ; but only 
when it is a real sea. Recalling early days of stagecraft, 
Jerrold Robertshaw has an amusing story of " The Un- 
known," a melodrama which was the piice-de-r^sistance 
of Sarah Thomas' Stock Company many years ago. 

Sing Ho ! for the Life of a Sailor ! 

The Vanbrughs, Arthur Wontner, and several other 
now-prominent folk were with us then," says Robertshaw ; 
" and we had one glorious scene in which our boat ' sailed ' 
into the stage. Well, the ' water ' was, of course, simply 
icloths ; the ' waves ' were made by extras assisted by what 
iwere called ' water rows.' These structures materially 
'assisted the illusion. One night our vessel capsized too 
soon and in the wrong place. Flip-flop ! Down went the 
wooden ' water rows,' and we found ourselves sitting on 
the ocean, which, I may tell you, voiced a protest in 
several keys and in language none too mild. The worst 
of it was this ; The ' water rows ' were hopelessly out of 
place, and so prevented the other boat coming along to 
Tescue us. Our play was a dead failure that night ! " 

A Voice on the Radio Wave, 

Joan Morgan is very much interested in wireless these days. She 
not only " listens-in " with great regularity to anything that is being 
transmitted, but has tried her hand (this should read " her voice," 
I think) at transmitting for herself. It is possible that, at some 
future date, the first showing of one of this popular little star's pic- 
tures may be preceded by a message from her. Many kinemas now 
have their radio sets, and wireless music is a regular feature of the 
new one at Hendon. 

Flora's Fall from Grace. 

Sad, but true. After ornamenting many screen-plays in 
ingenue roles, Flora Le Breton has become a crook. Aided 
and abetted by Gerald Ames, she is alternately breaking 
safes and breaking hearts in God's Prodigal, at Alliance 
Studios. Between helping Ames crack cribs, Flora sings 
" A-vamping we shall go," betvveen shots, and practises 
smoking cigarettes with the aid of a long holder. Con- 
sidering her youth, she's doing very well, so far. 

An Involuntary Film Star. 

" She's the worst woman in screenland- — but I simply 
loved playing her." That's Edith Bishop's opinion of 
" Helga," in The Prodigal Son. " Helga " certainly is a 
vain and selfish woman, but Edith Bishop's characterisation 
is an extremely clever one. Edith herself, though she 
likes film work now, declares that her entry into screen- 
land was unsought by her. She had accompanied a 
friend in search of a part, and as she happened to be 
a " type," she was immediately seized and borne 
off to a studio. " I was one member of the audience 
in a theatre scene," said Edith ; " and we started 
work at 10.30 a.m." 

But She Liked It. 

" We went on almost without a break on 

' takes,' and ' retakes ' and I could hardly 

believe it when someone said, ' Why, it's 

midnight — we'll have to "do the rest 

to-morrow.' It was the shortest day I've 

ever known, and I promptly put my name down as a ' crowd ' 

worker." Her first parts were in A. E. Colcby films. The 

Peacemaker and Long Odds, in which she was a chorus girl. The 

Prodigal Son, which stars Henry Victor, Stuart Rome, and 

Collette Brettel, is the longest British film ever made, and will 

be released in two parts. It was made in five diflerent 

countries, and for once " fan " grumblers cannot complain 

of alterations. 


Englishmen Abroad. 

Lewis Dayton, seen on this month's 
screens in Shifting Sands, opposite 
Peggy Hyland, is now in America. 
He has just signed on to appear 
opposite Dorothy Phillips in her new 
film, Slander the Woman. And 
G. K. Arthur writes us as follows 
from Holh-wood : " I had only been 
here three days when I signed up to 
play in a Fox film, Red Darkness. 
My part is something like the one 
I played in Paddy." 

Left ; Jerrold Robertshaw. 

Below: A scene from " Pearl for Pearl," 
based on the " PAN " story. 

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hefiait her atngc career at the age of six Has appeared 

in many Universal productions, including " l.asca." 

••The Adorable Savage." and "The Fire Cat.' She 

has lighthrown hair and broun eyes 

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The popular British star who is now picture-in aking in 

America. His films include " The Shadow Between," 

"The Mystery of Bernard Brown," and "Broken 

Souls," released this month. 


PicNyes dr\d Picl^ifeO^^y 

APRIL 192 


This fiiw tutor IS a I.oiiiloucr by birth, with thtrty-thrcc 
years' of stage work to his credit. His bcstktwuti 
The Devil." "Disraeli." ami The 
Ruling Passiofi." 

pictures are 

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Harold Lloyd's leading lady in so many of Itis pictures 
recently became his leadina, lady for life Mildred, xi-ho 
is a beautiful blue-eyed blonde, was born at Philadelphia. 


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Hf fiicc is his fortuiw. and \\',ilt,n\- doesn't conipUnii. 

ht-iitiisi- lie IS otic ()/ thr screen's forctnost chiirucfi-r 

octois — witness Ins uork in 'Rohm Hood. "Behind 

the Door." and " The Four Horsemen ' 

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itiice Joy s atteinoon dtest o( black 
with long sleeves and skirt. 

Agne. Ayres wears a 

c''arn„ng brocade eve„,„g 


Anna NiUson's fur-trimmtd velvet suit. 
Leit : A Norma-Talmadge creation. 


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I riovve Mel" 


for crowd scenes 

Rex Ingram was born in Dublin, educated at the Uni- 
versity, and destined for the Bar. I'nfortunately 
for his family's happiness, he decided that liis career 
was art, and so ran away and came to America. That was 
eleven or twelve years ago, and in so short a time he has 
made an enviable record. But, of course, it did not come 
overnight. He worked in the freight-yard of one of the 
big railroads, and when he had money enough, enrolled as a 
student in the School of Fine Arts at Vale University. He 
studied sculpture, as well as other branches of art, and 
his cleverness is illustrated in portraits of his work. It 
is easy to recognise Eric Von Stroheim in the caricature 
reproduced above. That art experience has been most 
helpful in putting on pictures. The average director is a 
matter-of-fact person to whom the jjractical rather than the 
artistic appeals. Mr. Ingram combines the two (jualitios 
to a marked degree, and Ids pictures clearlv demonstrate 

Vou will be interested in some of his no\el ideas about 
l>i(ture-making and picture acting. I asked if he considered 
stage experience necessary for screen acting. 

Stage experience often tends to produce the best 
players, " he said, " thougji there arc times when an 
actor has become very stilted and mechanical ; then, of 
lourse, he is of little use in screen work, unless he is par- 
tiriilarh- adaptable. Hut where one is clever, his work is 
a ^reat delighl to any director, because it is not necessary 
to instruct him, and the time saved can be used to good 
ad\, linage by the biis\- jirodiicer. I consider that a man like 
Ix-wis Stone, well known on the English and .\merican 
stage iK-f ore he went into pictures, is an example of this sort." 

Just as the Knglish director finds inspiration in jMCturcs 
of another country, so does Mr. Ingram enjoy Euiopean 
|>iitures. seeking in them something different from the 
usual sort of oHcrmgs. 

His dream, to produce in Europe, is to be realised. .\t 
the completion of his next picture, he plans to sail im- 
mediately for England, and will go location - hunting .\ 
little later his company will follow, and a number of pictures 
will be made in England or on the Continent. This will 
l)e in May or June, depending entirely upon the com- 
pletion of Scaramouche, which will be started as soon as he 
returns to the coast. 

in aclioH. 

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WKltKy-Wi It TKou Wanda? 






to have clothes which exactly 
expressed her personality, I 
studied her hard all the 
while I was on the ocean, and 
thought out just what she 
ought to wear. 

" Then ate soon as I could, 
I set out to find what I 
wanted here in London. And, 
believe me, it took all of two 
days and three luuidred 
pounds, English." Spwrts 
clcjthes, tourist's ditto ; hats, 
boots, shoes and fans were 
duly described and dilated 
upon ; also " Dorinne's " 
eight evening gowns, which 
range from the demurest of 
black silks to one which 

ake it ' Whither hast thou 
wandered ? ' Please do," 
begged Wanda Hawley, 
so prettily that only 
the thought of spoiling 
a bright title could have 
made me steely-mmded 
enough to refuse. She 
had just given me 
(amongst others) a picture of herself 
in Miss Hobbs, partially surrounded 
by geese, informing me the while 
that she reckoneil nine thousand 
miles in three weeks was not such 
bad going, all things considered. 

Pardon our pun, but as Wanda 
Hawley has joined the ranks of the 
Wanderers, the opportunity was irre- 
sistible. Wanda is now in Egypt 
playing in Gaumont's film version 
of " The Fires of Fate." 

What (li<l 1 thmk ? What, in the 
name of I'elman, could I think, 
save as above ? 

" Well, then, so far as I know, it 
will be Pans, .Marseilles, Port Said, 
Cairo, and Wady-l lalfa. Upstairs 
and dcjwn steps, and into Tutaidch- 
amen's tomb, if he will give me 
audience. .\lso to the Pyramids, the 
Second Cataract, and the Soudan — 
all for 2'he Ftresof Fate. There I Xow 
let's talk sense." 

We talked frocks, which is 

the next best thing. Wanda 

IS an e.x{)ert on this subject, 

as lietiiting a. 1 )e Millo 

la(l\-, and 

kes to choose 

own costumes 

ver possible. 

I was per- 

ctly thrilled 

the prosjK'ct 

playing over 

ere,'' she 

nleil. " And 

l)eca use I 

w a, n 1 I' d 

' D o r 1 n n e ' 

W'linda Hdwiev 
u nd Ram s a v 
Wallace - a 
picture taken at 
the studio " l>e- 
iween sets." 

Wanda, callcil 
slea/.y. " Which 

It is a crystal 
affair, calculated 


neiillf^e was 

designed by 

Penrhvn Stanlaips. 

' real vampy and 
is Americanese for 

and orange-beaded 
to make the occu- 
pants of an hotel lobby turn and 
stare, according to Wanda. " .And I 
had some trouble before I found it." 

She likes I'rench models always, 
and told me, in confidence, the iianu" 
of a 1 loUywood store, the only one 
ill the town, where these things may 
be jnirchased. She also likes lingland, 
and has decided to take a house and 
settle down this side for a year or two. 

" Seriously," she said, m that 
husky whisper of hers that is oddly 
fascinating, " I haven't travelled very 
much. Pve l)een to Canada, ( rossed 
the ocean from Seattle to X'ancoiiver 
once. Now, don't tell me you saw me 
in Montreal at the opening of a new 
movie theatre there. Ik'cause three 
other })eople liave said that, and 
Pve never been to Montreal in my 


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Ziegfcld wanted me, but I wanted to keep 

A yiovel flower-basket dress. 

" The fact is, I was supposed to appear .on 
that occasion ; but as I was miles away 
on location, somebody ' doubled ' for 

She is a very dainty little 
lady, this flulfy-haired, dim- 
pled Pennsylvanian. One 
usually associates tliis part 
of America with Quakers ; 
but, though she can look 
demure enough at times, there's far more 
roguishness than Quakcrishness about Wanda. 

Doubtless, all good movie fans know that Wanda 
Hawley w<as born Selma Pittack. She confessed 
as much. Selma was all a Selma ought to be. 
She was very ambitious, terribly learned (graduated 

with honours from a Washington college), ai'd Cirand Opera was her goal. 
Maybe .sister Orini's example inspired her. 

" Anyway, she — 1 mean 1 — left my hometown, Seattle, and went to New 
York for more singing le.ssons. When 1 wasn't practising, I was posing. 
Oh, yes ; I was once a magazine-cover girl, and through that 1 nearly 

became a Folly, 
on studying. 

" An ' understudy ' to one of the principals in ' Chm Chin, 
1 didn't disdain, because that meant singing," Wanda cor. 
tinued. " But fate was against me, and I had some kind o. 
laryngitis, and lost my voice. Also had an operation which 
everybody thought would restore it. No use, though. But i 
don't let it worry me o\'ermuch. 

We were all musical at home. My brother was a concert 
violinist, and 1 was his accompanist on one of his tours. 1 
played for Albert Spakling too : he's quite well known this 
side and ours. And," laughing gaily, " Pedro de CxDrdoba, 
our villain in The l-'ires of Fate, vows I shall accompany his 
violin-playing some time. He's got his instrument of torture 
concealed in his cabin -box ; but, so far, I've been adamant, 
and he hasn't dared bring it out." 

Her first film in America was made at Fox studios, after 
Norma Talmadge introduced her to William I-"arnum. 

"It occurred after Pd had two years at Washington College," 
she declared. " 1 wivs terribly highbrow then. But after 
a week or two on the set, 1 acquired quite a reputation 
as an expert in slang, studio and otherwise. I also 
acquired Pettit instead of Pittack as my surname, and 
1 think both changes were for the better. The 
film was The Derelict, and Stuart Holmes was the 
star. I was in several of his films, though only in 
small parts. My first lead was in The Heart of a 
i Lion, opposite William Parnum. He's awfully 

^^^ nice. Do you know, my last picture before I sailed 

^^^1^ was Brass Commandments, opposite him again, 
^^|K\ and he said he remembered perfectly well how 
^^B3 V scared I used to be of him." 

After eight months at Pox's, Wanda (I mean 

Selma) joined Artcraft as Doug. Fairbanks' 

heroine in Mr. T'lx It. This worthy fixed upon 

her name at once, and, in his energetic 

fashion, soon j)ersua(led her to become" Wanda." 

It was " Wanda Hawley " Cecil De Mille 

tlirected in Old Wives for S'ew and We Can't 

Have Everything. 


Wanda at 
work on a 
pa inlnig. 
She is an 
a ceo tn p- 
lished artist. 


Beauty — two varieties 

Pedro de Cordoba, 
Wanda Hawley and 
Nig(! Rarrie, princi- 
pals in " The Tires 
of Fate." 



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Above and 
below : Two 
portrait - studies 
of Wanda Haivley 

" ' Kedzie Thropp ' in that film," mused Wanda, 
" was a real saucy little salamander. Not a sub-deb 
like Marguerite Clarke's ' Babs,' nor an ingdnue like 
■Mary Pickford. Just a salamander." 

Unwilling to confess my ignorance, I agreed that 

'" Kedzie " undoubtedly was 

a salamander. If I remem- " ^~^ 

her rightly, she was the 
young lady who belied the 
title and did have every- 
thing, including a ducal 
husband, played by Elliott 
Dexter. Leads with 

Bryant Washburn, W. S. 
Ha'rt, Charles Ray, Wal- 
lace Reid, and Robert 
Warwick followed. One 
of her cherished day- 
dreams had been to work 

Wanda Hawlev in " The Outside Woman." 

It's " Hobson's 
Choice" for Wanda 
in that crinoline. 

with the Talmadges — Norma is Wanda '.s 

ideal screen-actress. She did make one 

picture with Constance, A Pan of Silk 

Stockings. One of her best roles was 

that of "Betty Hoyt " in For 

Better, For Worse, also a De Millc 

production. This war - time story 

starred Gloria Swanson and Elliott 

Dexter, but Tom Forman and Wanda 

Hawley ran away with the honours. 

Tom, you remember, was the young 

soldier who returned on the day 

his wife was about to marry her 

old sweetheart. And Wanda was 

the nice girl who had loved him all 

the time, and who consoled him for 

his sufferings. 

Incidentally, Wanda remarked that a sincere role like 
that one was a delight to her, though she's versatile, and 
tackles comedy, farce, costume, or character parts quite easily. 
" My best part," she said, rather wistfully', " no one will 
ever see. I mean ' Peg,' of course. Oh, you don't know 
how I loved playing ' Peg.' (In Peg a' My Heart.) It was 
my first star picture, and everybody was so interested in it. 
Laurette Taylor wrote to me, and promised to come down. 
John McCormack came down. We had such a cast, too. 
Tom Meighan was ' Jerry ' (the only time I ever played with 
Tom, though I know him very well). Barbara Castleton 
and Mayme Kelso were the two English ladies. Then, 
after we'd quite finished, the blow fell. 

" The author, Hartley Manners, had sold the play to 
Oliver Morosco, and he disposed of the film rights to Famous- 
I>asky. Neither knew that this wasn't allowable. Anyway,. 
there was a law-suit, which Famous-Lasky won. But the 
matter was taken before a superior court, and, as often 
happens, the judgment was reversed, and the film copyright 
of ' Peg ' reverted to the author. And no one was sorrier 
than ' Peg ' herself, Laurette Taylor, who sent me the 
.sweetest of letters." 

rii^i\jrii:> ar\\j r ii^ i \4 r t^ \^ \ji:, r 

a Realart star About the 
clever " exteriors " that are 
not exteriors at all, but 
paintings on glass, photo- 
graphed at a certain dis- 
tance from the camera, and 
their positions adjusted, of 
course, to the w-th degree. 
Of Penrhyn Stanlaws. too, 
who directed her in The 
House That Jazz Built, 
a n d w h o 
also super- 

Wanda in 

" Held bv 

the Enemy." 

^ i 


Ahhongii she looks and acts the part 
of a shy, clinging, mid-Victorian damsel 
with side curls, poke bonnet, and 
mittens all complete so well, Wanda 
likes modern roles best 

" Baby-vamps, yes," she said, de- 
cisively. " Ik'cause though she's a 
tease anil a flirt, and likes to be thought 
the least little bit wicked, it's all on 
the surface. Sweet and genuinely 
womanly, beneath, is the baby-vamp." 

A pretty good description of herself, 
I think. I-'or Wanda, is decidedly 
" P'-'PPy- 1'''^'" more so an ■naturel than 
in most of her screen roles. 

She told me many interesting studio 
details whilst chatting of her work as 

Telling Tullv 

vised her 

surprising make-up 
in that tilm. " 1 didn't 
fatten up for the part," she laughed. 
" Though, I believe I could do it 
very easily. In fact, I'm sure I 
gained pounds and pounds coming 
across, because I took a holiday 
from dieting, for once in a way. No. 
There were red and white ' high 
lights ■ under my eyes, making 
them look quite' puffy, and all 
around my chin and neck. Kven 
on my hands. But it was great fun." 
Most things are ' great fun " to 
Wanda, who is a dimpled bundle of 

Marshall to beware o] brunettes. 

cheerfulness and laughter, and every- 
body's darling wherever she goes. 

She s a many-sided little person too. 
drives her own car at home in America : 
rows, swims, and delights in demons- 
trating the fact that her mother taught 
her to cook really well. She also quotes 
Latin with disconcerting ease and 
effect, and owns to a never-ending 
thirst for knowledge. 

She was " Beauty " in Everyivoman ; 
also one of the " affairs " in The Affairs 
of Anatol, which we hope yet to see this 
side. Besides several Realart-Gaumont 
star pictures, Wanda will be seen this 
year in Thirty Days (Wally Reid's last 
film). Nobody's Money, with Jack Holt ; 
Masters of Men, with Earle Williams ; 
The Snob, a college picture ; and, of 
course, the Gaumont Fires of Fate, 
for which she came all the way from 
Hollywood, and was going all the 
way to Eg\-pt. 

" It's adapted from a ter- 
ribly tragic Conan Doyle 
story," she told me. "But 
the play is much nicer, 1 
think. And my part, that 
of an American heiress, 
is a very sympathetic 
one. And it's quite easy 
to be sympathetic over 
Nigel Barrie. He has 

hft lent 
dm siMf- 
riyom duriuf 
the lihntni: of 
" I'iurniHi; StinJs" 
promised not to 

do as Jack Holt did. J.ick Holt is the 
worst man in the world to play oppo- 
site. He has a cast iron countenance, 
you know, and instead of keeping »o 
his part, he likes to whisper all sorts of 
funny things when you're supposed to 
he dreadfully upset. If he can make 
you laugh, he's quite happy ; but the 
director isn't. Of course. Jack nexer 
moves a muscle himself, and it's nn 
possible to l)e angry with Jiim ' 

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F(2^irb5vr\k5 JuiAior 
Mevk^s His Bow 


With a generous sweep of his hand, 
tlie maUvc d'hulcl indicated an 
oj)cn door ; if he said any tiling, 
I did not hear him, nor did I hear tiie 
mother of Douglas Fairbanks junior 
greet me. All I could liear was the 
crash, rattle, and booming of an impro- 
vised ragtime infernally-jazz band under 
the ninc[ue direction of Douglas himself. 
In a corner ot the brightlv-lit and cheer- 
ful apartment a gramophone was trying 
to make itself heard ; but Doug, junior 
wouldn't let it. Not him! "Jiang, 
ooooooeee, crash- honk-honk ! " said 
Douglas to me. 

" Not at all ! " I shouted above 
din, with a cheerfidness I surely dit 
feel. " Zooniph, pong, hoot, zing, crrtiA ! " 
The last sound, however, was only 
Douglas falling off his stool of neatly 
piled magazines, the traps, drums, and 
other paraphernalia of a Parisian jazz- 
band collapsing over him. Gracefully 
extricating himself from the debris, 
flushed but smiling, he rose and ex- 
tended his hand, saying : " Not bad for 
a jazz band, is it ? " 

The hrst thing that strikes one when 
introduced to Douglas Fairbanks junior 
is the fact that he has completely in- 
herited his father's famous smile. ])oug. 
junior is of medium height, athletic 
build, and has fair hair brushed back 
from the forehead in exactly the same 
style as his 
father. He is, 
naturally, strik- 
ingly handsome, 
and has a charm- 
ing and bewitch- 
ing personality. 

Douglas has the 
gift of free and 
easy conversation ; 
he is extremely 
witty, and is never 

at a loss to answer whatever ques- 
tion one may put to him. He has 
a \<i^t rejXMtoi'v of amusing tales 
of Ins life out iii California, and he 
has 311st that knack of bringing 
out the best point about them. 

One afternoon," he was telling 
me, " I and a few friends organised 
a Wild West show, with lots of 
liosses and attractions. \Vc sent 

yes !). 

I go to the 
and kinemas 

Fairbanks jicnior — a portrait and a 

Doug, junior's im- 
pressions of himself 
and his father. 

out invitations broad- 
cast, and when every- 
thing was reaily, and 
the show about to 
begin only three people 
turned up ! " 

" Only three ? " I 

" Yes," he sighed 

reminiscently ; "but 

then they were my cousins! 

They each paid fifty cents, and 

said afterwards that they enjoyed the 

show ... As for us . . ." his pause 

was most eloquent. 

What do you do with your time 
now ? " was my next question. 

" I like lioxing, 1 play a lot of tennis, 
and my hobby is every sport," was his 
enthusiastic rejoinder. " I am very fond 
of the g\'m, and I am especially keen 
on our national game — namely, l)aseball. 
I do quite a lot of painting and sculp- 
ture. I play the jazz band (heavens. 


and " 

" Only ? " 1 asked 

" Oh, no, that is 
not all," he ie})lied, 
with no little concern ; 
" i swim, go for long 
walks, and am hardly 
indoors. Most in- 

stances I'm (Hit riding 
in theBoisde Boulogne, 
and when back home, 
on the ("alifornian 
plains. 1 am interested 
in amateur theatricals 
and, oh ! lots of other 
things ! 

" 1 am returning to 
the States on May 2, 
when 1 will ajipear in 
two films directed by 
Wilham Flhott. the 
scenarios and settings of which are 
in preparation now. Tlie first scenes 
will probal)lv be shot in the b. gin- 
ning of June." 

I>ut before leaving the presence of 
Doug, junior, 1 was able to elicit an 
interesting little bit of information, 
which was to the effect that his roles 
will be similar to those of his father; 
and as Douglas is, as I he;ir, a hinshed 
athlete, I fear that l-"airbanks senior 
will have a very formidable rival. 

By the waj-," said my victim, as 
I was just taking leave, " you might 
tell them through the ' I'lcturegjer ' 

that ni)' age is " 

" \'es," I queried hoarsely. I had 
a presentiment that I was about to 
experience a shock. 

" I am not seventeen," he said,sIow-ly, 
preparing me for it ; " nor am I eighteen ; 
while sixteen is still incorrect. I was 
born on December 9, 1909 ; therefore, 
my correct age is THIRTEEN." 


Pic/-\JKe5 and Pict\jKeOoeK 



Film 5tesK5 'r 

Mr. and Mrs. ' 

Chaile» R«y. 

RIL 1923 

Pict\jKe5 ^t\d Pict\jre0^eK 

e^t HoKVve 


Pict\JK25 and Ricf-\JKeOoeK 

APRIL 191' 




_uck J 

Gladys Cooper visits Richard Barlhelmess 

Are you one of those people who 
beUeve in LUCK ? If so, 
hston to this story, and see if 
you do not agree that Richard Bartliel- 
iness has started this new year with 
the very best of good fortune. First, 
there was the trip to Cuba, to* take 
some of the scenes of The Bright 
Shawl (a trip whicli the company, as 
well as the star, enjoyed from start 
to finish !) ; then, early in February, 
little Miss Mary Hay Bartholniess 
came to town, the hantlsomest, cutest 
and best baby in the world ; and the 
third wonderful thing that is due to 
happen almost any day, is a glorious 
trip to England, where scenes will be 
shot for a play about the pcrio<l of 
Oliver Cromwell. Certainly his lucky 
star is in the ascendant. 

We were watching a few of the last 
scenes being taken for The lU-ight 
Shawl, and discussing pictures, " fans," 
plays, and a do/en other things. I 
was particularly interested in hearing 
about the first character in which I 
ever saw hiin, that of the Chinaman 
in Broken Blo.^somx. To me it had 
always stood out as a wonderful bit 
of character-work, a tribute to the 
liandsome actor who was willing to 
Sink his good looks into an Oriental 
niakeuii. And then 1 rcccivecl a 

Dicky Barthelmess and his lifelong friends, 
Lillian and Dorothy Gish. 

surprise. When I asked about the 
way he chanced to get such a fine 
slant to his eyes, the typical 
Chinese walk, and other details 
that are often overlooked in pic- 
tures, he replied, " Why, I used 
hardly any make-up. I did 
so — " He pulled his forehead up 
until it seemed half its usual size, 
and with the change came a 
difference in facial expression. 
The eyes became slanted, the other 
features were different, and, behold ! 
an Oriental. 

This part, and that of the hero 

of Tol'able David, are Dicky's favouriti 

roles. His latest release in the State. 

is Fury, which has been describee 

as " the sea epic of the screen.' 

H his plans work out right 

Richard Barthelmess will b 

in London in the spring, am 

looks forward with grea 

pleasure to meeting lu: 

many friends, known am 

unknown. I have pro 

mised a gala welcome 

because I know of hi.' 

popularity with Englisl 

fans, which equals hi? 

standing in my owi 

country. A star of the 

educated, athletic X\\x 

he will appeal to you a.'i 

and you will hke him 

He is quKt and well 

mannered, a gentlemar 

to hts finger-tips, a stai 

who reflects credit upor 

his own country, and whc 

will give a good impres 

sion wherever he goes. 

You will recall his prettx 
little wife m Way Doui 
East. Mary Hay als< 
appeared in the stage versior 
' Pomander Walk," a couplt 
of seasons ago, in which she wa; 
featured with Pegg\' Wood and Lenno> 
Pawle. Before that she was in Th( 
FoUies, but plans now to devote hersel 

Two N^Nd' ,. 

studies 11"^ 
of Har. Vhif 
Ihclmess in v^ 
his fine picture 
••Tor able Dm id, 
released this month. 

entirely to Home 

Husband, and 

Little Daughter. I 

asked about thclat- 

/ ter, and am able to 

tell you that she look? 

like them both, which en- 

^ sures a wealth of beauty and 

cleverness. You can judRc 

when you meet the Barthelmes« 

family soon in England ! E. L. 

APRIL 1923 

Hict\JKe5 dt\a f^icr\jKe^osK 



Marianne Jordan was in "town" 
for tlie annual sports and 
cattle sale. ' Town " was 
about six houses, a stable, 
and a place for drink and 
cards, styled " hotel." It 
could house perhaps twenty 
^ people at a squeeze. 

There were to-day present, 
however, a good couple of hundred. 
All the ranchers had cars and could 
ride in from their ranches and back 
after the sports before nightfall. The 
cars they parked round the course 
and the arena, making a temporary 
enclosure, and the roofs of these would 
serve as grand-stands. It was on 
top of the Jordan family Ford that 
Marianne now sat, awaiting the be- 
ginning of the great race. 

It meant a great deal to Marianne 
and the ranch, this great race. Five 
mares from the east were entered, 
and a wild thing of the name of Tony, 
captured in the desert by a half-breed 
Mexican. The five eastern mares were 
known to be runners, and there was 
likely to be much bidding for them in 
the event of the defeat of Tony. But 
should Tony win, then the eastern 
mares would be had for a mere song, 
and a mere song was as far as Mari- 
anne was authorised to go by her 
father. The Gordan ranch was passing 
through times none too rosy, and the 
pence were having to be carefully 
watched. On the other hand, what 
with break-aways and horse-stealers, 
it was most essential that the blood- 
stock be increased at some very early 

date, and no better opportunity than 
this of the annual sports would recur 
for a year at the very least. 

Jim Ferris, a strolling cowboy, 
never anywhere for long, was standing 
beside the Jordan I'ord when one of 
the ranchers came along with his news. 

" Missie, they're saying that the 
Mexican has a pot of money on this 


Jim Perris 
Oliver Jordan 
Lew Hervey - 

- Tom Mix. 

- Himself. 

- Claire Adams. 

- j. p. locknev. 
Frank Campeau. 

Duke Lee. 

Narrated by permission from the Fox film of 
the same title. 

race, and is going to see to it that 
Tony doesn't win." 

Jim Perris started. Came a memory 
of long nights on the prairie and the 
desert spent in vain attempts to track 
the glorious Tony. Never had there 
•been its like before. It was the finest 
horse, the most intelligent, the swiftest 
runner, in all the history of those parts. 
It was the leader of vast herds ; a 
king. And Jim Perris had vowed 
that some day Tony should be his. 
Not just his horse — his comrade, his 
friend. And here he was now, the 
property of a half-breed, a Mexican, 
who, for money, was to smash his 
great reputation, and 

Jim heard without hearing the girl's 
exclamation. He heard without hear- 
ing that if Tony lost and the price 
of the eastern mares went up, it might 
mean ruin to the Jordan ranch. 
What did it matter what happened 
to the Jordan ranch ? Jim had never 
heard of the Jordan ranch. Rut 
Tony's reputation — Tony's pride 

Before the thought had formulated 
Jim was across the track, and had 
paid his entrance fee for the race and 
was at the starting line beside the 
other six. He knew that he had no 
hope of winning, but . . . but he 
could at least save Tony from disgrace. 

Bang ! 

They were off, and at once it could 
be seen that the Mexican was pulling 
the horse and holding it back, so 
that the others from the east were 
already drawing away and gaining 
the lead. Jim put on a spurt and 
came alongside, and grinned in the 
eyes of the half-breed and drew in and 
waited his moment. 

It came. With a sudden slash he 
drew his knife across the Mexican's 
reins, and, free from restraint, the 
wonderful horse of the desert shot 
forward. With a snarl the Mexican 
turned on Jim, and then sought to 
regain a grip on the trailing reins, 
but it was now too late. Nothing 
could stop the wonderful animal. He 
shot forward, with nostrils distended 
and ears flat, round and round, lap 
by lap, and soon a great roar from the 
stands told that all was over for the 
eastern mares and that Tony had won. 

i^icr\JK25 and Kict^KeOoer 

APRIL 1923 

In less than a minute the little drama was over. The Mexican lay in the middle 

the enclosure. 


Jim strolled across th§ enclosure to 
hear the news, and learnt that the 
owner of the eastern mares had sold 
out at the price offered by Marianne 
Jordan, and had been glad to. Then 
he strolled back to where the horses 
were tethered behind the " hotel." 

A sudden snarl and a quick whimper 
set him running, and when he came 
to where Tony stood roped in a little 
hurdled suace, he saw that which 
made his blood boil and his fists in- 
voluntarily clench. The half-breed 
held the mightiest whip that ever 
Jim in all his experience had seen, 
and with it he was " teaching " the 
wonderful horse, to the best of his 
ability, not to wm ! 

I vill teach ze to lose my money 
for me ! I vill teach ze to run and 
run and .win I You like zat ! " 

He brought the stick of the whip 
across the animal's snout, and the 
great horse plunged and kicked with 
pain, and lashed out with its quick 
hoofs that were only just not quick 
enough. And then Jim bounded to 
the fence, and was about to spring 
over, when suddenly, with one gigantic 
heave, the animal had snapped the 
rope that bound liim, and was free. 
A scream from the Mexican, a yell 
for help from Jim, a lightning turn 
from Tony, and in less than a minute 
the little drama was over. The Mexican 
lay battered to death in the middle 
of the enclosure, a fence was kicked 
in, and Tony was back once more to 
his freedom on the desert. 

Marianne had witnessed all from 

her window of the hotel, and when it 
was over she calle3 to Jim, and he 
came to the window. 

" '^'ou saved a lot for us," she said. 
" And you were the only one with a 
kind thought for Tony. Will you 
come back with me to my father's 
ranch and be our foreman ? Things 
are not too well there, and we could 
do with one like you in command." 

Jim shook his head. 

" The pay will be good enough, I 
reckon," said Marianne. " We could 
arrange it, anyway." 

" It's not that," said Jim. " I'm 
not short of money. And before I 
take on another job there are two 
things I've sworn to do. I say I'm 
the best shot in a hundred miles. 
But once a man shot me, crippled my 
leg for weeks. He shot me when my 
back was turned, when I wasn't 
looking, when I was not thinking of 
him. Well, you can't do that with 
Jim Perris and get away with it for 
ever. I don't know where he is, but 
I'll find him, and when 1 find him, 
the fur's going to fly. That's one 
thing. The other is Tony. I'm going 
to get Tony. He's the finest horse 
I've ever seen, and I want him for a 
pal. When I get "liim, and the man 
who once got me, I 11 be free to 

He made a sweep of his hat, and 
leapt to thp saddle. . 

''T^ONY that day declared a ven- 

1 dctta against Man. Man was 

his enemy. Man saddletl and shod 

him and took him from his beloved 
desert and beat him, beat him, beat 
him ! 

Tony declared a vendetta, and 
went to work with the intelligence 
that had always raised him high 
above the herd of his fellows. First 
he waited for nightfall, when men 
slept, and then he galloped in to 
where the ranches were, and looked 
over the ground. 

The herd had thinned lamentably 
in Tony's absence in ci\-ilisation. 
The better horses had been cap- 
tured and harnessed by Man ; the 
poorer ones scattered or shot. It 
was a depleted kingdom over which 
Tony had returned to rule, 
and his first thought was 
^^k to bring it back to the 
^ I numbers and the proud 
I position of old. 

'• ■ The first ranch to which 

he came on the night of 
his return was the Jordan 
ranch, and here, sure 
enough, were a good 
score of his followers of 
old, corralled and captive. 
Tony snorted and got 
their ears, then stepped 
proudly to the fence that 
separated them, and called 
to them to watch the 

His captive days with Man had 
taught him many things, and of 
these many things the chief was 
familiarity with the things that Man 
called fastenings, the things that 
made the gates of the corrals to open 
and close. Tony had watched. 

Now with his nose he pushed aside 
the fastenings of the corral on the 
Jordan ranch, and in a moment the 
score of his captured followers were 
free, and the thud-thud of hoofs was 
telling of the speedy return to the 
wild. Marianne and the men of 
the ranch were awakened, but too 
late, and all that met their eyes was 
the little cloud of dust far on the 
moonlit horizon, where Tony and the 
band were vanishing from sight. 
But Hervey, the foreman, had power- 
ful field glasses, and before Tony had 
completely disappeared, he had been 

" It's that dam wild horse that 
killed the half - breed 1 " snapped 

" It must be caught ! " cried 
Marianne. " And as soon iis possible, 
if we are not to be ruined. " 

Hervey smiled. In truth, he might 
have told more than he did of the 
depletion of the Jordan stock. There 
was a steady market over the hills 
for good horses that were also cheap, 
and Hervey knew well that there 
were no horses chea}>er than those 
that cost nothing. Many a night had 
he journeyed to the markets with a 
horse or two from the ranch, and 
many more times would ho have done 
this but for the fear of eventual dis- 
covery. Now here was his best ex- 
cuse. Tony I If m the future horses 

CoKlitiHtii mi l\>C' it' 

APRIL 1923 

PictsjKes dr\d Pict\jKeODer 


^(wlma c/fUiiray 

— the well-known British film 
actress, starring in "Creation," 
etc., is one of the many film 
favourites who use'Eastern Foam' 



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as it enables me to k^ep my sl^in beautifully clear and soft in this 
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Fict\jKe5 di\d Pict\jKeOoer 

APRIL 192 

were missing, it could all be blamed 
on Tony. Tony must be caught ? 
\\'ell — perhaps not ! 

Jiut he said, " Yes, Miss," and 
made obvious preparations. 

Marianne's father was away from 
home, and the ranch nominally in 
his daughter's management. When, 
therefore, at the end of a week, when 
all Hcrvcy's " efforts " had faded to 
effect a capture, and Jim Perris rode 
up to the place, it was as master of 
the ranch that the girl finally appealed 
to the cowboy. 

" You know the desert better than 
any of us," she said. " Accept em- 
ployment until Tony is captured. 
Capture him for us." 

" I will capture him," said Jim, 
" for myself. All right, I'm one of 
you till then." 

Herv-ey took his intimates aside. 
" This feller's got to be finished," 
he said. " Let him loose and our 
game's up. And once Tony is cap- 
tured, our best excuse is gone. Finish 
'em both." 

Jim set a trap for Tony far out on 
the desert, and for many days watched 
day and night. And at last he won 
the prize. Roped by every leg, and 
by his sliii, proud neck, Tony at last 
fell captive. But, to his vast sur- 
prise, captive to a man far different 
from the others. 

I,ie still, old man," said Jim, 
patting the horse's neck. " I ain't 
going to hurt 3'ou. Wore going to be 
pals, you and me, Tony. Rest up 
while 1 get the saddle on you." 

But the breeding of generations 
matle it difficult for Tony to submit at 
first. He was saddled and promptly 
mounted by Jim, but then he 
tried ever)' means to unseat his 
new master, and at last 
he succeeded. Jim fell, 
his headstnking astone, 
and lay unconscious. 

Tony knew not what 
to do. This new man 
had been a friencL He 
had been kind and good 
to Tony. And now he 
was l>'ing still and quiet. 
How could Tony help ? 
Hcrvpy came, and 
his men, and gave a 
whoop of joy when at 
last they found the 
rival in their jx^wer. 

They took him across 
to a rough hut in the 
hills, and tied hini to a 

" Leave him with 
mc," said Hervey. And 
the others went. 

Soon Jim came ro\ind 
and saw his plight and 
the cold eyes of .Hervey. 
" You 're causin ' 
trouble, so you're goin' w 
there am't no more,' he 
" I should have been 
from the ranch when rony 
caught," said Jim. 

" Oh, no, you wouldn't I " sneered 

Jlervey. " 1) yer think 1 am't seen < 
You love the boss's daughter. But 
I reckon I'd be doin' you a favour 
to finish you. There'd be com- 
plications, y'sec. The feller you're 
after for shootin' you in the Lame 
IJuck Saloon up in Nevada is — the 
girl's father ! Bit of a mess, eh ? " 

" I'd — I'd forgive him anything for 
Marianne I " said Jim. 

" Only you won't have time ! " said 
Hervey, flashing his gun. 

Suddenly it was struck from his 
grasp, and he found himself staring 
down • the barrel of the re\'olver of 
Marianne Jordan. 

" Quick ! " she cried. " Unstrap 
him ! " 

Hervey unstrapped him, and they 
ran for their saddles and away. Tony, 
watching in the bushes, moved round 
and followed at a safe distance. And 
when Hervey thought they were too 
far to shoot he strode to the door of 
the shack and whistled to his men. 

" Head 'em off at Sleek River I " he 
said. " We got to finish 'em there." 

Sleek River was wide and muddy at 
the bend, and the going was always 
slow and bad. Marianne got across, 
but was unsaddled at the tip of the 
treacherous bank. Jim's horse was 
shot from under him halfway across 
the river, and he was forced to wade. 

" We got 'em ! " shouted Hervey. 

Jim gained the bank and stood by 
Marianne's side. To think of escape was 
madness. The wide prairie stretched 
ahead, and before they could hope to 
do a hundred yards they must be over- 
taken. Already Hervey and his men 
were well across the river. They could 

only wait m each others arms for 

When suddenly, like a streak of 
ebony lightning, sometliing shot across 
the stream and climbed the bank. 
One who knew Sleek River better th:<n 
any man— Tony ! 

He stood snorting beside the only man 
who had ever shown him kindness. 

■' Tony ! " cried Jim, springing for 
the sleek black back and hoisting up 
Marianne behind. " Good boy, Tony ! 
Away ! 

The horse shot forward across the 
prairie, and by the time that baffled 
Hervey and his band reached the tip 
of the bank he was already a little 
black speck in the distance. 

Jordan himself was at the ranch 
when the pair returned on Tony. 

"I'm willing to draw now and shoot 
it out," he said, with a proud glare at 
Jim. Bu.t Jim shook his head. 

■ 1 reckor 1 couldn't shoot my own 
father, " he said. And Jordan started 
to find them hand in hand. 

" My boy," he said, " I never had 
a chance to explain. Hervey kept me 
out of sight — for his own ends, as I 
know now. 1 wjis in drink at the 
Lame Duck, years back, or you may 
be sure it wouldn't have happened. 
Still " 

They shook hands 

One thing remained — to unhitch 
Tony and give him the freedom that 
he had so well earned. But when Jim 
cast the ropes aside and pointed to 
the wide prairie before them, Tony 
merely walked to the rise and stared 
at It coldly. Then he came back to 
Jim's side. 

You're causing trouble, so you're going where there ain't no more ! 

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My Fiere'^st 

Film FigKt 

rex: DAVIS 

The popular British 
screen star and 
athlete has fought 
many famous film 
fights since the days 
of " The House of 
Temperley," but 
he surpasses him- 
self in his latest 
picture, The Knock 

black opponent, and wondered whence he got his dazzling 
di?ssing-go\vn. A moment after, Mr. Eugene Corn climbed 
into the ring, and my seconds, whose names were pugilistic 
household words, began to look after me. It seemed almost 
dreamlike, for all were so genuine. 1 alone felt I was the 

Mr. Corn, the Prince of Referees, was to manage this 
fikn tight; my opponents were the actual artists of the 

The fighting coster and his gal. 

I as Shrove Tuesday. Feb. 13 (oh! ominous date !), 
and no pancake ever had a hotter time than the 
hero of Samuelson's film, The Knock Out. 
That the atmosphere, the environment, the details 
should all be correct, the National Sporting Club 
and its staff had all been engaged ; and so, well 
before 10 o'clock, I passed through Covent Garden 
to begin my longest film day. Akeady many had 
arrived, and on my way a fruit-seller called out : 
" Hurry up, mate, you'll be late," at which I smiled, for I 
was like the man going to be hanged — they could not begin 
without me. On arriving at the famous boxing theatre, a 
pugilist, bearing all the marks of his trade, came up to me 
and said : " Are you having a go with the coloured fellow 
to-day ? " I said : " I thought so," to 
whicli he replied : " Well, 1 hope iUwill 
keep fine foryou ! He'sgot adighke 
the kick of a mule, and some- 
times he gets scatty in the 
ring. You don't mind my 
telHng you ? " 

Soon after I got into 
the ring, our great sun- 
light arcs and the huge 
lighting installation were 
all dnven by powerful 
dynamos on lorries out- 
side, and the vcist, white 
glare lit up the rows and 
rows of artists concerned. 
I took a look at my huge 

Looking for trouble:::— and 
finding il. 


and Lillian 
all Davis. 

A dramatic moment in " The Knock Out." 

noble art, and my seconds were all on the 
N.S.C. staff. Next came the instructions 
of Mr. Butler, the director : I was to be 
defeated — to be hit low, and as I stag- 
gered to my feet the coloured gentleman 
was to fell me with a jolt on the jaw. 
-\s I left my corner and faced my formid- 
able film foe, I wondered vaguely if this 
would be one of his " scatty " days. I 
felt there was a kind of " there you are, 
then," look about him — and 1 soon found his 
taps jolted and hurt. Ilrst, we got out of 
camera range, or our punches were on' the blind 
side of the camera, or I fell wrongly, or the lights 
were not right — each time it meant a repeat, and, 
sore and dissatisfictl, I would tn*- yet again. 
Then Rocky (and he was !) thought it would be injurious 
to his professional career to deal a foul film punch, and 
there were long discussions on this. At last it was settled, 
and the cameras brought close up to register the jolt on the 
jaw. This time they enjoined him seriously to let it be seen. 
It was I —seen, and I'ELT, for as it jolted on my sore jaw, I 
saw the Northern Ligiits climb slowly over Aurora Borealis. 
Towards evening, I saw, without a single regret, the 
departure of my ebony friend- — and soon after, Bill Man- 
nering, a clean, healthy British type of pugilist, took up the 
running; or 1 should say, / felt like taking up the running ! 
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listic protests had been lodged on my weary face and 
frame. Al>out 10 o'clock at night, when I was told I'd some 
more scrapping, one of my seconds turned to his mate and 
said : " Gaw blimey ! if this is a film actor's life, no wonder 
they takes to dope 1 " 

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ost of the stars in the heavenly constellations have 
their counterparts in the kinema firmament. 
Inasmuch as their attributes are concerned, that 
is. Hence the following exercise for would-be astronomers. 
If the star-domestic of the silver sheet be Ethel Clayton, 
wjiich is her twin-star in the sky ? Take your time over it ; 
remember to consult your calendar — and award yourself 
anything you like when you've worked out the 
answer. Scrcenically speaking, there is no " if " 
about it. Femininity personified is Ethel Claj'ton, 
the screen's acknowledged past-nnstress in the 
not-always-gentle art of wielding woman's weapons. 
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of delectable gowns, and a few loveable little airs, 
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or merely a woman-hater to be shown 
the error of his ways, she is the girl to 
tackle the job. She takes an occa- 
sional flyer into " melos," or under- 
world romances ; but her forte is 
emotional drama seen from the 
fireside angle. Ethel left the 
stage for the screen when slie 
was nineteen ; and for ten years 
her rippling, red-gold hair, long- 
ashed grey eyes,' and elusive 
smile have endeared her to the 
movie-makers and movie-takers 
everj'where. Her first long film was 
When The JSarth Trembled, a Lubm 
three-rceler ; her latcit, // / Were 
Queen i\m\ The Remittance Woman. 
In between come too many to 
enumerate here. l>ut all deal 
in one way or anotlier with the 
problems that confront 

In -Her 



APRIL 1923 

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^d, h'f^inald 

I ^^ 'Te greatly regret that, owing 
% A / to an engraver's error, 
\/ %/ Nancye Kenyon's photo 
Y » which adorned last month's 
cover was captioned 
" Nancey Benyon." It is Nancye 
Kenyon who plays the leading role 
in Denison Clift's great picture, This 
Freedom, Nancey Benyon being a lead- 
ing light of the legitimate stage, 
although she is well known on the 
screen too, for her work in The Beetle. 
We ofier sincere apologies to both 
ladies for any confusion that may 
have been caused by tliis mistake. 

Jack Pickford has been busy with 
the pen. He has written the story 
for his next film. It has a South 
American setting, and is a blend of 
adventure and melodrama. Marilyn 
Miller (Mrs. Jack Pickford) may co-star 
with him. 

Some of the most thrilling scenes in 
Under Two Flags were entirely 
inrehearsed. When some seven 
:housand Arabs and four thousand 
ioldiers of the Foreign I^egion [pro 
em.) got together there was bound to 
>e some excitement. However, it lent 
dded realism to the film, so nobody 
ainded ver>' much. The clever. effect 
f the savage-looking Arabs apparently 
eaping out of the screen towards the 
nlooker was secured by cameramen 
lidden in a trench. The top of tliis 
ia& sand-bagged, with the cameras 

n in " Hearts Aflame." 

where the guns usually are. When the 
horsemen charged they leaped the 
trench, and the cameras caught them 
at very close range, with excellent 
effect. Only one liorse leaped short 
and fell into the trench, causing one 
of the photographers forciblyito desert 
his post. 

Early in 1024 Universal will star 
Virginia Valli in Naughty Mari- 
etta, 'The Pretty Sister of Jose (already 
filmed with Marguerite Clark in the 
title-role), and The Co- Respondent. 
The last was one of Elaine Hammer- 
stem's early successes. The Acquittal, 
a powerful drama, is to be made, with 
Priscilla Dean in the leading role. 

I^he mantle of Theda Baia seems to 
have definitely settled itself upon 
the shapely shoulders of Estelle Taylor, 
also of Fox film fame. Estelle is the 
vampire of vampires (1923 brand), 
and her pictures lead her from bad 
to worse. In Desire, her current film, 
she has a splendid supporting cast in 
John Bowers, Marguerite de la Motte, 
David Butler, Noah Beery, Ralph 
Lewis, Hank Mann, and Edward 

Back again in HolIy\\'Ood, Wyndham 
_^ Standing has recommenced work 

with Emile Chriutard, a former Famous 
Players director. Chautard directed 
Out of the Shadows and Paid in Full, 
in whicL ^^auline Frederick appeared, 

with Wyndham Standing opposite. 
Eves of the Soul and The Marriage 
Price, with Elsie Ferguson, were made 
under Chautard's guidance also. The 
new him is Davtime Wives, for F".B.O., 
antl Stantling is cast opposite x\nne 
Perdue, a new beauty whose first 
prominent role this is. 

The clever four-year-old who is seen 
with Charles Chaphn in The 
Pilgrim, is known as " Dinky Dean " 
in the studios. His own name is Dean 
Franklin Reisner. 

Re.x Ingram has commenced ^vork 
on Scaramouche, from Rafael 
Sabatini's French Revolution story. 
The hero, played by Ramon Novarro, 
is a revolutionist, who joins a band of 
strolling players and becomes their 
" Scaramouche." His adventures look 
hke spreading into twelve reels, and 
some faithful pictures of France under 
the Terror may be expected. Alice 
Terry will play opposite Ramon. 
Ingram's last production was a South 
Sea story, with the same two, Ramon 
Novarro and Alice Terry, in the 
principal roles. 

Lewis Dayton is appearing in Clara 
Kimball Young's next picture- 
play, Cordelia the Magnificent. Huntley 
Gordon, another 'favourite this side, 
has also a leading role. Dayton plays 
an Englishman — complete' with mon- 


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I_^ame or fireside is the theme of 
several new pictures both sides 
of the Atlantic. Fred Niblo's The 
hamous Mrs. Fair is a study of a 
Major Nancy Fair's Red Cross acti- 
vities, which leave her no time for 
her home and family. War stories 
are somewhat belated ; but this one 
shows very little actual warfare, 
dealing more with the aftermath of 
war work for women. The eight 
buddies " accompanying Mrs. I'air 
(Myrtle Stedman) are all former 
stage favourites of Broadway. Drama, 
musical-comedy, and vaudeville each 
have a repiresentative, though they 
have onlv very small parts. 

Mary I'ickford has changed her 
mind and her motion jiicture 
yet again. I-irst it was to be Dorothy 
WrnoH, next Faust, now neither of 
these, but a fifteenth-centiirv Spanish 
story, all about a dancing girl. Ernst 
Lubitsch will direct it, and Mary will 
play " Kosita," and may possibly be 
seen in a dark wig, for a change. The 
change of plans is, in jKtrt, owing to 
the hundreds of letters the World's 
Sweetlieart received, begging her to 
let Faust alone, and not to grow up. 

Having, apparently, exhausted the 
subject of " Wives " in filmland, 
Louis Ciasnier is turning his attention 
lo Molhirs-in-lMic. That's the title 
of his new j)icture, anyway. 

■\1 7ith his il'/i;/( Rose company, 
VV whuh indtules Mae Marsh 
.md Ivor Novcllo. 1). W. ("friHilii went 
South (or location work on tins film. 
He was in Now Orleans for the Mardi 
( i,,iiiu\-al, .md mav shoot scenes 
for his next production there. (irilTith, 
a Southerner himself, h;LS a confessed 
loudness for the incturcsquc South, 

A thrilling 
^' scene from 
' ' Q u i n c y 
Adams Saw- 
yer," showing 
the rescue of 
Blanche Sweet by 
John Bowers. The 
breaking of a cable 
added an unrehearsed 
sensation to this incident. 

with its negroes and its charming 
scenery, as a background for drama. 
Ivor Novello, who plays the young 
priest in The White Rose, may take 
a brief holiday in England after its 
completion. His mother and sister, 
both celebrities of the musical world, 
have been in America for many 
months, and both are keenly in- 
terested in Ivor's studio activities. 

The Pharaoh. " Amenes, ' in The i 
Loi'es of Pharaoh, may not l)e 
everyone's idea of a Pharaoh, but he 
is an excellent and impressive actor. j 
He is well used to monarchical roles, | 
for he played " Henry VIII. " in | 
Lubitsch's much-discussed Anne j 
Bolcyn film, which has not been 
jiublicly shown here as yet. Jannings 
played the title-role in Othello, another 
German priKi notion only just released 
in .\merica. This was not directed by 
Lubitsch, but by Dimitn Buchowetski 

Tony Moreno plays Rotlolph Valen- 
tino's scheduled role of ".The 
Spanish Cavalier " in Don Ccrsar 
dc Bazan, which stars I'ola Negri. 

There is a epidemic of pen-chew- 
ing in Chicago. l)ougla-s Fair- 
banks has promised to give his bow 
and arrows (used in Roktn Hood) to 
the writer of the best essay on ,\rohery. 
Doug, is keenly interested in the Ik)y 
Scout movement, and since he became 
an archer himself has strongly advo- 
catetl this ancient sjKirt from a henlth 
|X)int of view for everylxjily. The 
i>ow, which is on view in Chicago, 
will need a well-devolopixl youth to 
draw it. It is a worth-while trophy, 
though, and every l-airbanks fan 
in the city is entering for tJu 

APRIL 1923 


Then John Barrymore returns to 
the screen, which will be this 
autumn, hew-ill be starred in Dcliureatt 
and Beau Brummel. Both are stage 
plays. The first is a French drama; 
the second a melodrama by Clyde 
Fitch, author of The Woman in the 
Case. Barrymore went straight to 
Paris from America, and to date it is 
uncertain whether lie will visit l,ondon, 
which was anticipating his " Hamlet," 
or not. 


uite a lot of movie stars are chang- 
ing their working addresses. 
George Walsh has gone to Gold- 
wyns on quite a long-term contract; 
and Conrad Nagel will soon be seen 
there too. His Famous-Lasky contract 
will not be renewed. 

That Chaplin can be serious when 
he chooses, parts of The Kid 
showed us clearly. In his first ten-reel 
production for United Artists, Public 
Opinion, Charlie' makes his bow as 
author-director of a new type of 
problem drama. Speaking of this 
venture, Chaplin says, " I believe 
Public Opinion will be the most 
important work of my career. I am 
trying to portray an intelligent and 
sincere story, and there will be 
originahty in both treatment and 
acting." Originahty is Chaphn's 
middle name, anj^ay. The film stars 
Edna Purviance, and many of its 
scenes are laid in France. Adolphe 
Menjou and Malvina (late Malveen) 
Polo head a strong supporting cast. 

Good tidings for Famum fans and 
others! Fox's are having new- 
prints made of many fonner successes, 
and among the first on the list for 
reissue are Tale of Two Cities, If I 
Were King, and Les Misdrables. Be- 
sides these, Evangeline and the four 

The cast of " The Marriage 
Chance " — -Henry Walt 
hall, Alta Allen, Milton 
Sills, Mitchell Leivis, 
Irene Rich, and 
Tully Marshall. 

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fairy-tale films featuring the l"ox 
kiddies will once more see the light. 
These are Jack and the Beanstalk, Ah 
Baba , Aladdin, and The Babes in the 
Wood. This is in T!.S.,^., Init doubtle,ss 
they will sooner or later cross the 
Atlantic again. 

In a coming Paramount production 
entitled Hollywood almost every 
well-known star will be seen in minor 
roles. " The Only Girl " will be played 
b}' a hitherto unknown young lady 
who is the director's (James Carey's) 
" find," and A. G. K. Arthur plays 
opposite her. It is the story of a girl 
who wants to break into the movies, 
and w-ho, contrary to film plot tradi- 
tions, does not succeed. The novelette 
from which the scenario was made is 
by Frank Condon, and was called 
" Hollywood and the Only Girl " in 
its original form. 

1'^he original screen version of 1 he 
Spoilers, though good of its kind 
and of its time, did not boast of a cast 
like the present one. In this Anna 
Q. Nilsson is " Cherry," the heroine ; 
Milton Sills, " Glenister " ; Bryant 
Washburn, " The Attorney " ; Wallace 
MacDonald, " The Broncho Kid " ; 
Noah Beery, the villainous " Mc 
Naniara " ; Mitchell Lewis, ' Vorhees," 
and Ford Sterling, "Slapjack Simms. ' 
Alec B. Francis, Kate Price, and Louise 
Fazenda make tip the taJly. 

Gloria Swanson is playing the title- 
role in Bluebeard's Eighth Wife, 
under Sam Wood's direction. It is an 
adaptation of the successful play of 
the same name. 

The demon dentist, " McTeague, " in 
Greedy Wives, will not be played 
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be seen in Shi/ling Sands, one of this 
month's releases. 

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Creighton Hale is to play one of the 
chief roles in Tea — With a Kick, 
a new comedy drama now being made 
at Fine Arts Studios. He will leave 
character roles alone for a while and 
plav a straightfor\vard juvenile lead. 

Laurette Taylor plays Vera Gor- 
don's part in the dramatisation 
of Hu>noresque, running now at the 
Vanderbilt Theatre, New York. Of 
the clever cast who made the film so 
popular everywhere, Sidney Carlyle 
is the only one whose name figures 
upon the programme of the spoken 
version. He plays the same part as in 
the film, that of the hero's brother. 

Mary McLaren, having spent 
nearly all last summer in 
Honolulu, is just beginning to like 
travelling. She has visited also Japan, 
Siberia, China, and Berrrvuda. and 
plans a trip to England and France 
this summer. 

Most of the popular male stars 
in screenland have been 
Norma Talmadge's leading man at 
one time or another. But now Norma 
announces that for the rest of this 
year of grace, 1923, she will have the 
same man, Jack Mulhall, opposite 
in all her productions. Mulhall is 
one of those dashing young actors 
who has had several narrow escapes 
from stardom. He looks a little like 
Eugene O'Brien, and is a capable and 
versatile player. He is at work on 
\Vithi>i the Law at the moment, and 
after that will have the role of the 
hero in Ashes of Wngeance. a romance 
of old France. The third story, 
please note, of old France scheduled 
to date. 

A" special dispatch " to a leading 
U.S A. movie newspaper an- 
nounces as follows : " The first pro- 
duction of Associated Authors will 
be a Woods screen version of Scott's 
' The Talisman,' with Wallace Ikery 
in the titie-rolc " We'll alUnv Wallace 
IS a versatile fellow, but we can't, 
somehow, see him playing a talisman, 
and we pity the film " Saladin," if 
this drcatlful rumour be true. 

In The Rustle of Silk, now being 
screened, 13etty Compson and 
Conway Tearle play the leading parts, 
Conw.iy that of a politician, and 
Betty the girl who loves him. 

Very seldom does the same film 
star play in two versions of 
the same story. Conway Tearle is 
one of the few who can Ixia^st of this 
distinction. He was uie artist-lover 

opposite Clara Kimball Young ij 
Selznick-Select's first production 
The Common Law, and he is one 
the three co-stars of this organisa 
tion's new production of Robert W 
Chambers'fascinating romance. Corinn 
Griffith plays the unconventiona 
heroine, and EUiott Dexter is tb , 
third in the trio of stars. It is a. J 
altogether grander production thi ■ 
time, and Doris May, Phyllis Haver 
Miss Du Pont, Hobart Bosworth 
and Bryant Washburn are othc t 
names on the studio pay roU. 

The title - role in Ben-Hur is stiJ 

unfilled. Is it possible thai 

they are waiting until Jackie Coogai 
is taH enough ? 

Kenneth Harlan is the nios' 
Ukely candidate for stardoir 
in The Broken Wing, which will b« 
directed by Tom Forman. Tom v 
taking his cast to Mexico for locatioi 
work, as he declares nothing so goot 
in the way of storms could possibhj 
be made in a studio as the ones whicl 
are of frequent occurrence on th< 

Ten years ago the name of Yah 
Boss was quite well known t( 
movie lovers. This youngster was seer 
in films starring Viola Dana, Gladys 
Hulette, Mary Fuller, etc. He retiree 
after about four years in filmland 
served with the U.S. Shipping IViair 
dunng the war, and then continued ir 
office for some while after the fight wa; 
over. He has now decided that movie; 
are the best game after all. and retu^)^ 
to the screen in Souls for Sale. Yak 
has now attained the ripe old age 0: 

Frank Mayo and Dagmar Godowsln 
will piay together in Souls fot 
Sale, a story of the movies, by Rupc' 
Hughes, wliich has had a big sale 
novel fonn. 1 

Cosmopolitan are planning a bit 
F21izabethan costume film fo: 
the autumn. Starring Marion Da\ne^ 
of course, and with Julia Arthur, 
famous and beautiful stage star, 
" Queen Elizabeth." 

The musical play, " Irene," whicl 
introduced Londoners to de 
lightful Edith Day, is being film*^' 
with Marie Prevost in the titlc-roi' 
This Cinderella story of a little Ni 
York tenement lassie should make •> 
appealing movie, on cometfy-drani. 

Joseph Schildkraut, whose mail to-' 
considerably increased in wei^ 
since Orphans of the Storm v 
released in Great Britain, has bet 
playing the title-rdle in " Peer CntiI 
in America. He is due to appear 11 
celluloid again later, and his firs' 
film will be The Dance of Life. 

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Rodolph Valentino and some admirers in " Moran of the Lady Lelly." 

j A Fool There Was {Fox ; April 30). 
'; A crude but exceedingly well-acted 

; version of the oldest screen story in 

j the world ; with Lewis Stone, Mahlon 

: Hamilton, Estelle Taylor and Irene 

1 Rich at the head of the cast. Un- 

I edifying entertainment. 

A Fool's Paradise [Paramount ; 

\ April 23). 

I Love amongst the crocodiles. Beau- 
i tifuUy staged and produced by Cecil 
; De Mille. and acted by Dorothy 
' Dalton, Mildred Harris, Conrad Nagel, 
; Theodore Kosloff, Julia Faye, John 
j Davidson, Kamuela C. Searle and 
; Jacqueline Logan. Excellent dramatic 
I fare. 

j A Perfect Crime {Jury; April 2). 
j / Monte Blue as a timid bank clerk 
1 in a sympathetic and novel romance. 
i Also Jacqueline Logan, Stanton Heck 
' and Haidee Kirkland. 

A Prince There Was (Paramount ; 

April 2). 

Tom Meighan in a slight but pleasing 

I story about a millionaire who took 

\ lessons in life at a boardmg house. 

I Mildred Harris, Nigel Barrie, and 

' Peaches Jackson support. Romantic 


Back Pay [Pai'amount : April 23). 
1 How one girl sowed her wild oats. 
I Written by Fannie Hurst, and directed 
I by Frank Borzage. F"eaturing Scena 
j Owen, with Matt Moore, J. Barney 
Sherry, Ethel Duray, and Charles 
Craig in support. Fair entertain- 

I The Bridge of Sighs (L.l.F.T.; 
I April 9). 

j Modiii'val romance, with a jig-saw 

f- plot, made in Italy. Stars " Sansonia 

I the Strong." who works exceedingly 

jfi hard and looks exceedingly magnani- 

mous. Also Caroline White, Antoin- 
ette Calderari and Agostino Borgato. 
A tlirilling movie. 

The Broadway Peacock {Fox ; April 30) 
Peeirl White in a stagey stage story 
about an episode in the life of a 
cabaret dancer. Joseph Stryker, Doris 
Eaton and Elizabeth Garrison support. 
Beautifully costumed. For uncritical 
Pearl White fans only. 

Cast Not the Stone [Orient ; April 2). 

A foreign - made problem drama, 
concerning a woman's mistake, with 
a finale that will remind you of 
Flames of Passion. Acted by Olive 
Dare, Paul Bennet, Harold Jackson, 
Owen- Sanderson, Sybil Tremayne, 
and John Blundell. Somewhat sordid 

The Chicken in the Case [Pathi : 
April 30). 
Owen Moore borrowing trouble when 
he borrowed a wife to gain an in 
heritance. Cast includes Katherine 
Perry, Vivia Ogden, Edgar Nelson, 
Teddy §anipson and Walter Walker. 
Farcical entertainment. 

The Child Thou Gavest Me [Moss 
Empires ; April 9). 
The story of a tragic honeymoon. 
Social drama, starring Lewis Stone, 
William Desmond and Barbara Castle- 
ton, with Winter Hall, Adele Farnng- 
ton and " Itchie " Headnck in support 
Well produced and acted. 

The Colonel's Orderly {Walturdaw : 
April 9). 
A French adaptation of a Guy de 
Maupassant story, with hopeles-s 
tragedy as its keynote. Excellent act 
ing by M. A. Coles, Paul Hubert 
Nathalie Kovanko and M Svoboda. 

APRIL 1923 

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The Cup of Life (7m>'>' ; April 9). 

Filled with pearl poachers, Orientals, 
night scenes and suspense. All-star 
cast includes Hobart Bosworth, Madge 
Bellamy, Niles Welch, Tully Marshall, 
and May Wallace. Good South Sea 

Darlin* {Golduyn ; April 30). 

Slight but delightful Irish comedy 
about an impetuous colleen's alarums 
and excursions. Featuring Colleen 
Moore, supported by Ralph Graves, 
J. Farrell Macdonald, Florence Drew, 
and Kate Price. 

Dead or Alive {U.K. ; April 19). 

Jack Hoxie, Marin Sais, Joseph 
Girard and Evelyn Nelson in a vivid 
Western story about a chivalrous 

Don't Shoot [European ; April 2). 

The reformation of Herbert Raw- 
linson, in five reels and one fight. 
Good acting by the star, Edna Murphy, 
Wade Boteler, Margaret Campbell, 
Tiny Sandford, Duke I^e and William 
Dyer. Impossible, but entertaining. 

Desperate Youth [F.B.O. ; April 23). 

A Cinderella story in a South 
American setting, with plenty of 
atmosphere, beautiful backgrounds, 
and Gladys Walton, Louis Willoughby, 
Harold Miller, J. Farrell McDonald, 
Jim Blackwell and Lucy Harris. 
Wholesome entertainment. 

The Education of Elizabeth [Para- 
mount ; April 16). 
Billie Burke in a good comedy 
romance showing how a chorus-girl 
and a highbrow exchange character- 
istics — with amazing results. Donald 
Cameron opposite ; also Lumsden 
Hare, Frederick Burton, Edith Shayne, 
Helen Dahl and Kay MacCausland. 

Extra ! Extra ! [Fox ; April 9). 

Johnnie Walker, Edna Murphy and 
Wilson Hummel in an effective story 
of American newspaper life. F"air 

The Fear Market [Ganmoni ; April 9). 
Blackmail versus brains, and an 
over-intricate plot, made interesting 
by the presence of Alice Brady, Frank 
Losee, Harry Mortimer, Richard Hat- 
teras and Edith Stockton. Fair social 

Fifty Candles [Wardour ; April 5) 

Mystery melodrama with plenty of 
excitement, Oriental intrigue, and a 
good cast, which includes Marjorie 
Daw, Bertram Grassby, Ruth King, 
Dorothy Sibley, Edward Bums, Wade 
Boteler and George Webb. Effective 

The Fighting Lover [F.B.O. ; April 9). 
Frank Mayo, the out-of-doors star, 
in a Society romance with an imder- 
current of satire. In support are 
EHnor Hancock, Gertrude Olmstead, 
Colin Kenny, Jacqueline I^gan, Jean 
Calhoun, Jackson Read and Ruth 
Ashby. Good entertainment. 

Fires of Innocence [Butchers ; April 16). 
Joan Morgan in a simple, unpreten- 
tious little story of English village 
life. Also Arthur Lennard, Francis 
Innys, Nell F'merald, Madge Tree, 
Violet Graham and Bobbie Andrews. 
Good entertainment. 

Five Days to Live [Jury ; April 16). 

Sessue Hayakawa and Tsuru Aoki in 
an excellent Chinese drama of self- 
sacrifice that ended in happiness. 
Supported by Goro Kino, Misao Seki, 
Toyo Fujita and George Kuawa. 

The Fox [F.B.O. ; April 2). 

A kind of super- Western, with a 
thrilling story, battles, a sandstorm 
in the desert, and Harry Carey, Ger- 
trude Olmstead, Betty Ross Clark, 
and Breezy Eason. Good entertain- 

The Galloping Kid [European; April 30) 
Pleasing, if far-fetched, cowboy 
romance, starring Hoot Gibson, with 
a good fight or two and some amusing 

The Girl from Nowhere [Pathe ; 
April lb). 
Elaine Hjyiimerstein in a fair ro- 
mantic drama about a hasty marriage 
that did not lead to repentance at 
leisure. Supporting Elaine are Wil- 
liam B. Davidson, Huntley Gordon, 
Louise Prussing, Colin Campbell and 
Warren Cook. 

The Grey Dawn [Wardour ; April 16). 

San Francisco life during the gold 
rush, according to the novel by 
Stuart Edward White. The long cast 
is headed by Robert McKim, Claire 
Adams, George Harkathorne, Snitz 
FIdwards, Carl Ciantvoort and Claire 
McDowell. Good entertainment. 

The Golden Snare [Moss Empires ; 
April lb). 
Adventures in the frozen North. 
Grim at times, but picturesque, with 
excellent characterisation and acting 
by Lewis S. Stone, Wallace Beery 
and Ruth Reneck. 

Grandma's Boy [\V. and F. ; April 2). 
Harold Lloyd in an extremely 
human comedy about an experiment 
in self-confidence. Mildred Davis op- 
posite ; also Charles Stevenson, Dick 
Sutherland and Anna Townsend. Ex- 
cellent entertainment. 

Guarded Lips [Gaumont ; .April 2), 

A Swedish biograph production 
dealing with the Russian Revolution 
and an exiled princess. Excellent 
story, production and acting by Jenny 
Hasselqvist, Carl Nissen, Karin Svan- 
strom, Ivan Hedqvist, Nils Olin and 
Lars Hanson. 

Her Own Money [Paramount ; April ig) 
Cheerful light entertainment, with 
Ethel Clayton as a typist who marries 
but has to return to work. Cast in- 
cludes Warner Baxter, Mae Busch, 
Clarence Burton, Jean Acker and 
Charles French. 

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His Own Law {.Jitry ; April ly). 

Hobarl l^jsworth in a good drama 
of friendship amongst men. None too 
much action, but plenty of atmosphere ; 
also Rowland V. Lee, Jean Calhoun and 
Mary Jane Irving. 

Iron to Gold [Fox ; April 23). 

Western drama, very wild and woolly 
indeed, starring Dustin Farnum, sup- 
jxjrted by Eileen Sedgwick, C. \V. 
Williams, and Robert Kentman. Not 
for the critical. 

Island Wives (\'ita^raph ; April 2). 

South Seas, sharks, spectacular 
thrills, and Corinne Griffith, Rock- 
clitfe Fellowes, Ivan Christy, Edna 
Hibbard, l-Jarney Sherrj- and Charles 
Trowbridge. Good dramatic fare. 

Just Tony {Fox ; April 9). 

An exceptionally good Western 
story written around a horse ; starring 
Tom Mix, supported by Claire Adams, 
J. P. Lockney, Duke Lee, Frank 
Campeau and " Tony." Turn to 
page 43 and read it for yourselves. 

Kindred of the Dust {Ass. First Xai. ; 
April 9). 
Miriam Cooper in a colourful ro- 
mance of the North-West, adapted 
from a Peter B. Kyne story. In the 
cast are Ralph Graves, Eugenie Bes- 
serer, Lionel Belmore, W. J. Ferguson 
and little Bruce Guerin. Good en- 

Kitty Mackay {Vitagraph ; April 2^). 

A reissue of a pleasing story of a 
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Lillian Walker stars, and William 
Shea plays the chief supporting role. 

The Little Minister {Gaumont ; April ^o) 
A well-produced screen version of 
-Barric's famous romance, featuring 
Betty Conipson, supported by George 
Hackathorne, Nigel Barrie, Edwin 
Stevens, Guy Oliver, I--rcd Huntley, 
Robert Brower, and Mary Wilkinson. 
Good enlertaiiiment. 

The Lotus Eaters {ColilzLvn ; April 19). 
John Barryiiiore, Anna Q. Nilsson 
Collcon Mo<ire, Wes Barry and J. 
Barney Sherr\- in an ultranMuanJic 
story of niistak'.^n affections, ^mr- 
shall Neil.tii direi.lcd. Entertaining, 
but iin]'"'ssiblc. 

The Luck of the Irish {Gauniont : 

l-:\ ' ' 1 concerning a 

rom^i' 'w lie followed 

a (l.iiin\ j.iii I'l HI I i.'und the world, 
j.-iines Kirkwo'itl stars, and Anna Q. 
Nilsson, Harry Xorthrup, Ward Crane 
and Krii'.-st Biiiien\orih sujij'ort. 

Lord Aithur Savilc's Crime (H'. (Htd 
F. , April 30). 
An ,'\nj;lo-I"rench screen version of 
Oscar Wilde's satire, containing some 
g<><Hl <hariicteris;ition and photography 
of l.onil'iu streets and scenes. I'eatures 
.-Viidn'- Nox, Cetil Maiiiiering, Clivc 
Slo;iiie and Cecil Morton York '' 
usual toiiied\' • fare. 

The Message of the Mouse {V lUif^raph ,' [l| 
April 9). 

A reissue of an ingenious detective 
story featuring Anita Stewart and 
L. Rogers Lytton. Good entertain- 

Moran of the Lady Letty [Paramount ; 
April 9). 
Well-acted seafaring melodrama, in 
which a young " softy " is turned 
into a seaman. Stars Rodolph Valen- 
tino and Dorothy Dalton, supported 
by Walter Long, Maude Waj^ne, Cecil 
Holland and George Kuwa. Good 

Mother Eternal {Anchor ; April 2). 

Pathos and sentiment galore, but 
effective drama and contrast, and 
good acting by \'ivian Martin, Earl 
Metcalfe, Thurston Hall, Jack Sherril, 
Vivian Osborne, Baby Ruth Sullivan, 
Pearl Shephard and J. W. Johnston. 
Tearful entertainment. 

My Old Kentucky Home {Wardour ; 
April 26). 
Evolved from the famous old song, 
vith the added attractions of a Race. 
Monte Blue, Sigrid Holmqvist. Lucy 
Fo.x, Arthur Carewe, Julia Swayne 
Gordon and Frank Currier. Fair en- 

Paid Back {European ; April 16). 

Gladvs Brockwell, Mahlon Hamilton 
and Stuart Holmes in a somewhat 
artificial story of blackmail and the 
tropics. Fair entertainment. 

Polly of the Follies {Ass. First Sat. : 

■ April 16). 

Or how a country maid became a 
Ziegfeld Folly. Constance Talmadge as 
the maiden. Light entertainment. 

The Prodigal Son {Stall ; April g). 

Britain's longest yet. Released in 
two five-reel parts. A faithful adapt- 
ation of Hall Caine's story, acted by 
Stewart Rome. Henry Victor, Adtlme 
Haydcn ColVin, Colette Brettel, F.l.tli 
Bishop and Peter Upscher. 

Restless Souls {Vitagraph ; April 
Earle Williams, Francelia Bil 
ton, Martha Mattox and A 
Hoyt in a good comedy of feni 

Rob Roy {Gaumont ; April 9). 

Scottish spectular romance base.l 
on incid'Mits in the life of the >ri • 
gregor. All-star cast includes I>. • mI 
Hawthorne, Gladys Jennings, - : 
Simeon Stuart, Wallace I^isco. 
Hunter, l'!va Llewellyn, Roy Kt i ■>, 
Arthur Brown. Philip Mann and Mix 
New bold. Excellent entertainnu'i 

Running Water [Stoll ; April 21). 

A British kinematisation of A F 
W. Mason's story, featuring M ' 
Stuart, Julian Roycc and La\' 
Davidson. Good entertainment 
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Shifting Sands [F.B.O. ; April 30). 

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The Skipper's Wooing (Artistic; 
April 30). 

British-made comedy of seafaring 
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Coventry, Ernest Hendrie, and Cynthia 
Murtagh. Good entertainment. 
Smiles are Trumps (Fox ; April 2.) 

Fast - moving fisticuff melodrama 
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Ora Carew, Hershel Mayall, Myle's 
McCarthy, and Kircke Lucas. Good 
railroad romance. 
Son of Kissing Cup (Butcher's ; April 2). 

A worthy successor to Kissing Cup's 
Race, and a thrilling Turf drama in 
which appear Violet Hopson, Stewart 
Rome, Mrs. Hayden Coffin, Cameron 
Carr, Judd Green, Arthur Walcott, and 
Lewis Gilbert. 

Suspicious Wives (Stall ; April 6). 

Domestic difficulties capably at- 
tacked by Mollie King, Holmes E. 
Herbert, Ethel Grey Terry, Rod La 
Rocque, Frank De Camp, Gertrude 
Berkeley, and Warren Cook. Fair 

Tol'able David (Ass. First Xat. ; 

April q). 

Won a medal in U.S.A. as the best 
film of the year. A rugged story of the 
mountains starring Dick Bartliclmess, 
supported by Miriam Abbot and 
Gladys Hulottc. Don't miss this one. 
The Truth About Husbands (Mos.^ 
Empires ; April 30). 

An ornate American version of 
Pinero's well-known play " The Profli- 
gate," in which Anna Lehr, May 
McAvoy, Holmes E Herbert, and 
Joe Dawson .Tnocar Gnod entertain- 

inburne in "Hornets' Nest." 

Two Kinds of Women (Jury ; April 16). 
Pauline Frederick in a colourful 
story of a Society girl who goes West 
for a husband. Tom Santschi, Charles 
Clary, Jean Calhoun, Dave Winter, 
Eugene Pallette, Otis Harlan, Billy 
Elmer, and Jack Curtis support. 

Under Two Flags (European ; April 16). 
An e.xcellent refilming of Ouida's 
colourful novel. Spectacular settings, 
and good acting by Priscilla Dean, 
James Kirkwood, John Davidson, 
Stuart Holmes, Ethel Grey Terry, 
Robert Mack, Albert Pollet, and 
Burton Law. 

The Unkowm Wife (F.B.O. ; April 16.) 
Edith Roberts in a sentimental 
story about a reformed convict. Car- 
son Ferguson, Spottiswoode Aitken, 
August Phihps, William Quinn, and 
Mathilde Brunage support. Fair en- 

The Wallop (F.B.O. ; April 30). 

First-rate Western fare, starring 
Harry Carey as the true-blue hero 
whose breezy personality and speedy 
action dominate the film. 

The Wages of Sin (Eclipse ; April 30). 
Olaf Fonss in a complex but entirely 
respectable story of a man with a 
mission in hfe. Good photography, 
but exaggerated acting which causes 
unintentional amusement. 

Wee McGregor's Sweetheart (Jw 

April 30). 
Betty Balfour in a Welsh Pear.s>... 
adaptation of two J. J. Bell novels. 
Supporting cast includes Mabel Arch- 
dall, Bryan Powlcy, Minna Gray, Cyril 
Percival, Marie Ault, Nora Swinbumr 
and Bunty Fosse. Don't miss this oni 

What Do Men Want ? (/;»/. Cine. Corp 

(April 10). 

A terrible lot, if Lois Welvr's pro- 
tluction is believable. Domestic near- 
tragedy lavishly produced, and well 
played by Claire Windsor, J. Frank 
Glendon, and Edith Kessler. 

APRIL 1923 

PictxjKes and Pict\jKeQoer 


ricr\jKe5 and KlctviKeO^^f^ 

APRIL 1923 

Nora (Lichfield). — (i) Cast of The 
Greatest Love : " Mrs. Lantini," Vera 
Gordon ; " Mr. Lantini," Bertram 
Marburgh ; " Francesca Lantini," 
Yvonne Shelton ; "Lorenzo I^an- 
tini," Hugh Huntley; " Mr. Manton," 
W. H. Tooker ; " Dorothy Manton," 
Ray Dean ; " Richard Sewell," Donald 
Hall ; " Mrs. Sewell," Sally Crute ; 
" Tommy Murphy," Bobby Watson. 
(2) Yes, the rumour has been con- 

Admirer of Clara K.Young (Lon- 
don). — Walturdaw does not release 
Clara K. Young's pictures now. Glad 
you find the " Guide " helpful. 

MuRiELLE (Liverpool). — (i) Cecil 
J lumphreys' latest is Dick Turpin, 
(2) He's married to Gladys Mason, and 
has a little boy. (3) Lewis Willoughby, 
Gladys Jennings, George K. Arthur, 
Teddy Arundel, and Lewis Gilbert play 
in The Lamp in the Desert. (4) How do 
I do it ? On page 23 of Picture;goer'. 
November 1921, the process is ex- 
plained at full length. (5) Hand- 
writing is nothing to go by. Someone 
had mine analysed for me the other 
day, and the result gave us all the 
shock of our lives. 

A New Reader (West Hartlepool). 
— Address Yvonne Shelton, c.o. Pic- 
turegoer. ^'our pen certainly seems 
to have been behaving badly, but I 
accept its apologies. 

Hritishkk (Scorner). — Georges 
Carpentier's latest is The Gipsy 
Cavalier, in which he plays with 
1-lora Ic Breton. You won't get an 
art plate of me, so worry on. 

Natalie (Honor Oak Park). — 
(i) Art plate of Warren Kerrigan in 
Pictures, Aug. 14, 1920. Articles on 
Tom Meighan in Picturegoer March 
1922 and Pictures June 18, 1921. 
Pathe Film Co., Wardour Street, 
London, will probably let you have 
a photo. 

A. B-. C. (Colchester) .—You should 
have written the last part first if you 
wanted it to be really effective. 
(i) Lewis S. Stone and Jane Novak 
played in The Rosary. (2) The Dolly 
Sisters (known as Jenny and Rose) 
played together in The Million Dollar 
Dollies. Rose had previously played 
in a film with Lillian Gish called The 
Lily and the Rose. (3) Alma Taylor 
played the dual role in Anna the 
Adventuress. (4) Some of Owen Nares's 
films are : Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, 
Saxlor, The Last Rose of Summer, 
Pamela, and The Faithful Heart. 

M. B. (Leeds). — Mae Marsh has not 
given up film work. She played in 
Paddy the Next Best Thing. (2) Cast of 
The Golden Dawn : " Nancy Brett," 
Gertrude McCoy ; " Dick Landon. " 
Warwick Ward ; " Mrs. Briggs," Syd- 
ney Fairbrother ; " Mrs. Powers," 
Mary Brough : " Jim Briggs," Charles 
Vane ; " Henry Warville," Frank Pet- 
ley ; " Charles Proctor," Charles Felly ; 
" Detective Martin," Philip Hewland. 

Amateur Critic (Hull). — 1 thought 
there was a catch somewl\ere. You're 
" not dying to go on the films," but 
" you would love to criticise them." 
Well, criticise as much as you like, 
but don't do it alouil in vour local 

picture palace, or someone will strafe 
you. (i) Jack Holt was Ixjrn at 
Winchester, Virginia, on May 31, 1888. 
He's married (not to a profe.ssional), 
and has three children. He's 6 ft. tall, 
and some of his latest pictures are 
All Souls' Eve, Conjuror's House, 
Ducks and Drakes, and Nobody's 
Money. (2) Agnes A>Tes was born in 
Chicago on April 4. 

E. P. L. (Emsworth).— (i) Some of 
Edith Roberts's are : Lasca, The 
Adorable Savage, The Fire Cat, and 
Pawned. (2) Elmo Lincoln's principal 
films : are Elmo the Mighty, Elmo the 
Fearless, Tarzan of the Apes, The 
Adventures of Tarzan, The Flaming 
Disc, The Lightning's Eye, The Birth 
of a Nation, Intolerance, The Beach- 
comber, and Quincy Adams Sawyer. 

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middle of my best blush of embarrass- 
ment when I read your first sentence 
and stopped halfway. We can now 
talk as man to man, Sunnv Jim. 
(i) Ruth Roland started on the stage 
at the age of three. Her first film wa- 
a Western Indian drama made bv the 
Kalem Western Company. She ha^^ 
played in other feature films, some 01 
which are Comrade John, A Matrimoma, 
Martyr, The Red Circle, The Fringe oj 
Society. She was born in 1893. 
(2) Corinne Griffith was born in 1899. 
(4) Betty Balfour is not twenty yet. 
Her birthday is on March 27. Write 
her c.o. Picturegoer. 

Movie Pianist (York). — Look in 
last month's replies and you'll see what 
you want regarding Rodolph N'alen- 
tino. (2) Elsie Ferguson was born in 
New York on Aug. 19, 1883. She is 
5 ft. 6 in. in height, with golden hair 
and blue eyes. Elsie's married to a 
banker. Some of her films are : 
Sacred and Profane Love, The Rise of 
Jenny Cushing, Eyes of the Soul, 
The Lie, Footlights, Barbary Sheep, 
Lady Rose's Daughter, His House 
in Order. A Society Exile, Peter Ibbetson, 
Footlights and Outcast. 

E. J. F. (Bayswater). — Did you fish 
these six-syllabic words out of the 
dictionary especially for me, or does it 
come naturally to you ? Anywav. I'm 
quite a simple fellow, and small word? 
suit me very well, if it's all the .^ame 
to you. " Fan " is certainly an abbre- 
viation of " Fanatic " in some cases 
Thanks for good wishes. 

E. J. (Manchester). — Letter has beo 
forwarded. Apologise to Cecil, not u 

Lucia (London). — I can't bolicv 
my eyes. Two pages and not a sini; 
question. Togo Vaniamoto's nan 
shall head my next list, Lucia, 
token of my gratitude. 




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Vera (Tasmamaf. — (i) Quite likely 
poor Helen got lost in the post. 
(2) To^n IVfeighan is married to Frances 
Ring. Th«y have no children. \^) Elmo 
Lincoln starred in Tarzan of the Apes. 
You're wrong about the snow. Nothing 
but rain here just now. 

Bonnie Scotland (Forfar). — Re- 
lease date not fixed yet. I'll do my 
best for you, but I can't make any 

Beatrice (Isle of Wight). — Article 
on George B. Seitz, with photo, in 
" Pictures " for June 25, 1921. It's 
quite likely he will let you have a 
photo if you write him. This George 
is adamant against appeal of that 
sort though. 

M. D. (Loughborough). — Pardoe 
Woodman took the part of " Bernard 
Brown " in The Mystery of Mr. 
Bernard Brown. Write to him c.o. 
PiCTUREGOER ; he'll probably let you 
have a photo. 

Angela. — (i) The hero in A Tale of 
Two Worlds was J. Frank Glendon. 
(2) Cast of The Puppet Man : " Joey," 
Hcirry Paulo ; " Signora Lilli Lotti," 
Hilda Antony ; " Jenny Rose," Mollie 
Adair ; " Bobbie," John Reid ; " Alcide 
Le Beau," Hugh Miller ; " Bimbo," 
Leo Fisher; "Little Bimbo," Marie 

A Sympathiser. — Cast of Bride 13 : 
" Ruth Stornois " Marguerite Clayton ; 
" Bob Norton," John O'Brien ; 
" Lara," Greta Hartman ; " Lieut. 
Morgan," William Lawrence ; " Ste- 
Iphen Winthrop," Lyster Chambers ; 
" The Mahdi," Edward Roseman ; 
" James Stornois," Frank Beemish ; 
"Eleanor Stornois," May Christen- 
son ; "Whitney," Arthur Earle. 

W. S. H. (Rhanuss). — Go and shout 
to your labour leader about that ; 
tie's the man to put it right. 

Interested (Bristol). — Try W. and 
F. Film Service, 62, Frith Street, 
W.C.I. Gordon Griffith is about 
14 years old. 

Isabelle (London). — Glad you've 
got over your " film fever." (i) Doug- 
las F'airbanks doesn't wear a mous- 
tache in the ordinary way. He grew 
one when he was appearing in The 
Three Musketeers, but shaved it off 
airectly he had finished the film. 
'2) Roscoe Arbuckle was born in 1887. 
[3) I'm very shy of the photographer, 
Isabelle ; anyone who has seen me will 
tell you why. 

Nell (Middlesbrough). — Letter 
luly forwarded. 

T. P. C. (Aberdeen). — You're wel- 
come to follow that half-crown to 
south Africa and collect it, my lad. 
It's beyond my province now. 

Ida (Kensington). — Clyde Fillmore 
s well known on the American stage 
md screen. Some of his films are : 
Millionaire Pirate, Fir Flingers, Sun- 
iown Trail, The Deil's Passkey, 
^uvse Marjorie, The Oiitside Woman, 
rhe Soul of Youth, The City Sparrow, 
md Sham. (2) Earle Williams' latest 
ue : Lucky Carson, The Man from 
Oowning Street, and Fortune's Mask. 
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M. H. G. (London). — Send in as 
many carols as you like. One prize 
doesn't disqualify you from winning 

Postscript (Blackpool). — Welcome 
to these columns, new reader. So 
you're a " Rave-over-Rudy " too. 
Here's all about your favourite. Born 
in Castellaneta Italy, May 6, 1895 ; 
has brown eyes and black hair, and is 
5 ft. II in. in height. He's married 
to Natascha Rambova (Winifred Hud- 
nut). He started as a professional 
dancer, and later went into musical 
comedy before he finally decided that 
the screen couldn't do without him. 
His hobbies are gardening, dancing, 
riding, hill-climbing, and dog-breeding. 
No Artplate so far, but there's a nice 
illustrated interview in Picturegoer 
for January 1922. 

J. P. (London). — Thinks it a great 
pity the British public doesn't care 
for Rodolph 'Valentino ! Step down into 
the witness box, my judicial friend, 
and help sort the evidence. In other 
words, go through my morning's mail 
with me — then you won't make that 
statement again. Agnes Ayres' birth- 
day is April 4. At present she is 
" wedded to her art." Send letters to 
stars, c.o. The Picturegoer, and 
they will be forwarded for you. 

Grateful (Stepney). — You win ! 
Quite a number of films of the Boer 
War were taken at the time, and in 
one of these the late Lord Roberts 
was shown at the head of the soldiers. 

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Pict\JKe5 dr\d Pict\JKeOoeK 

APRIL 19?^ 

LIKEWISE the Spring poet— 
poetess, beg pardon, ( . A'. 
{Manor Park), wiio bursts into song 
thus\vise ; " Your Balhani i< ader 
seems to think 
Spring Has Rodolj^h will never 
Come I be popular over 

here because of 
Iiis foreign look. Tliis is an asset 
more than a drawback, because 
where any other actor must needs 
' make up ' to look the part, 
Rodolph is ' the goods.' Therefore, 
I say any other actor with a ton 
of devilry could not make good in 
his roles. The following lines ex- 
press my thoughts : 
' Sonic like Rudy natural. 

There's a few may think he's flat ; 
But this sliarp reader's out of tune, 
When he strikes a note like that." " 
Nk'aning, of course, that hos- 
tilities have not yet ceased] 

''VHI'^ first three in the film popu- 
A larity contest remain un- 
changed, so far. But after that 
opinions are as diverse as the 
po^tal addresses 
Trailing the of the critical 
Twelve Best. readers who are 
on the jury. Which 
reminds me. We're going to count 
your votes very soon. So, liurry up 
and let me know wjiich you think 
deserve the most praise. This is 
one reader's selection ;- (i) The 
Tour Horsemen, (2) Way Doun 
East. (5) Orphans of the Storm. 
(.\) Robin Hood, (5) 'The Penalty, 
{()) The Sheik. (7) Through the 
Hack Door. (X) Jes' Call .\ie Jim. 
v'() The Temple of Daun, (n>) 'The 

Ace of Hearts, (11) The Branding 
Iron, and (12) Nomads of the Xorth. 
It was sent by .1/. E. C. {Walthnm- 
stow), whose letter also contains a 
very convincing Valentino vindi- 

IX the far-off days of my youth, 
a fa\-ourite game of the period 
was " How, When, and Where Do 
You Like It ? " Perhaps it's still in 
existence, in a 
Why Do You more up-to-date 
Like 'Em ? form. Certainly 
selecting the year's 
best films is one variation of it. 
But when you don the thinking 
cap this page provides for your 
use, what, exactly, do you take 
into consideration when making 
your choice ? Are you severely 
technical, valuing excellence of 
photography, niceties of lighting, 
etc., etc., above everything else. 
Is it the acting, the star, the story, 
or the director ? I'd like to know 
not only what you like, but why 
you like it. 

■' \\MiAr Do 1 rhink?" writes 
VV ■ Eyes of the Reader. 
(Balham) ; " I'll tell you. The 
majority of films are full of death- 
bed scenes, nmr- 
Now IVe Know ders, suicides, bur- 
'The Worst ! glaries. child-beat- 
ing, and unhappy 
marriages. This continual thrusting 
of nu>ery films down our throats is 
perfectly sickening. It keeps a large 
|>ercentagc out of the kinemas. 
\\li\ are brighter pictures so few 
and far between ? I cannot under- 

stand why film companies do not 
try to keep away from these gloomy 
subjects. British films are the worst 
offenders, but many of the American 
films are the same. \N'hat do you 
think ? " 

[J^epends on whether you like j'our 
film fare true to life or whether 
those eyes of vours are clamouring 
for rose-coloured spectacles. In that 
case, it's up to you to keep away 
from anything stronger than comedy- 

" T H.WE not seen many of the 

A latest films, but those I have 

seen have disgusted me. To my 

mind, Mary Pickford is ridiculous 

in child roles, and 

A Film her curls don't suit 

" General Post." her. If she had 

dark, straight hair, 
drawn high off her forehead, she 
would make an excellent vamp. 
Douglas Fairbanks is far too short 
for ' Robin Hood,' and too much on 
the wrong side of forty. He ought 
to take ' old man ' parts. But then, 
of course, most of the film stars of 
to-day are much older than they 
like to own. I think Richard 
Barthelmess is more of a Charlie 
Chaplin tvpe, and the only thing I 
like about Bill Hart is the way he 
cries. He can't ride for toffee. I 
could cite a lot of other examples ; 
but I guess you'd get ' fed-up.' so 
I'll say no more. Of course, all your 
readers mayn't think the same way, 
but you do like us to say what we 
really think, don't you ? " — Fed Up 

REFERRING to an article or. 
" Doubles " in a back nuni 
Surrey reader soliloquises : " Why 

should stars eni- 
Safcty First, ploy ' doubles ' to 

perform their risky 
stunts ? I think that a ' double's ' life 
is worth just as much as that of a 
star. I do not 
think it necess- 
arViOr right that 
anvone should 
run great risks 
just for the 
amusement of 
the public. Is 
it not possible 
to fake scenes 
that look like 
the real thing, 
so that there need 
not be this sense- 
less risk of life and 
limb'.' " [What do 
vou think ?^ The Thtnkn 


MAY 1923 

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MAY 1923 



Son of Kissing Cup." 

Produced by WALTER WEST. 


MAY 3rd. 

Cinema (Ic-Luxe, Hastings. 

Palace, Slough. 

Vaudeville, Reading. 

Royalty, Cowcs. 

Royal Cinema, Kensington. 

Palace of Variety, Kings Norton. 

Pavilion, Blackheath. 

Empire, New Tredegar. 

Hippodrome, Salford. 

Empress, Uurnley. 

Tivoli, Burnley. 

Pic turcdrome, Kensington. 

MAY 7th. 

Star, Bury. 
Palace, Preston. 
Coliseum, Barrow. 
Griffith Picture House, St. Helens. 
Princess, Bolton, 
I^emier, Rotherham. 
Oxford, Keighlcy. 
Theatre-de-Luxc, Bradford. 
Balsall Heath Picturedrome, Bir- 
Park Hall, Cardiff (6 days). 
Gaiety, Poplar. 
Montpelier. Walworth Road. 
Queen's St. Cin., Maidenhead., Forest Gate. 
Regent 'ITieatre, Chelmsford (6 days) 
Imperial, Highbury. 
Electric Theatre, Bumham. 
Empire Ciiiem-j, Staines. 
Coronet Cinema, Wcaldstone. 
King's Hall, Penge. 

MAY loth. 

Cinema, Villiers Street. 
Picture Theatre, Walthamstow. 
Gaietv, South Norwood. 
Theatre Royal, Ryde. 
Vaiety Cinema, Hoxton. 
Central, Kingston. 
Electric Theatre, Hournbrook. 
Bedford St. Picture Palace, Leam- 

Pavilion, Helton-le-Holc. 
Empire, Chester-leStrect. 
Pavilion, Fle<tw(xxl, 
Picture House, Falkirk. 
Empress, Oldham Rd., Manchester. 
Hippodrome, Lancaster. 
Picture Palace, Ardwick. 

MAY 14th. 

Hippodrome, Moses Gate. 

Imperial, VVenieth. 

Picture House, Birkenhead. 

Carlton, Bradford. 

Burley Rd. Picture House, Leeds. 

Sherburn, Hull. 

Birchtield, Perry Bar, Birmingham 

Palace, Durham (6 days). 

Wallow, .\shington. 

Palladium. Mile End Rd. (6 days). 

Empire, Clcethorpes. 

Cinema, New Maiden. 

Picture House, Banbury. 

Grand, Westboume, Bouniemouth. 

Central, Ipswich (6 days). 

Electric Theatre, Muswell Hill. 

Majestic, Stepney. 

Rink, Sydenham. 

Palladium, Peterboro'. 

Blue Hall, Hammersmith. 

MAY 17th. 

Grand, Levenshulme. 

Pall.adium, Seaforth. 

Super, Watford. 

Globe. Plumstead. 

PriiKcss, Brighton. 

Garlorth Cinema, Kentish Town. 

Gattis, Westminster Bridge Road. 

Picture House, Winsom Green, 

Birmingham. , 

Haymill and Yardley Picture House 

Workman's Hall, Mountain .\sh. 
I-a Scala, Grangemouth. 
Casino, .■\berdeeii. 
New Cinema, Nelson. 
Glynn, Chester. 

Trocadero, Rusholme. 
Pavilion, Royton. 
Palace, Harrogate. 
Picture House, Castleford. 
Picture House, Leeds. 

MAY 2ist. 

Palace, Aintrce. 
Glynn, Wrexham. 
Empire, Eccles. 
Star, Warrington. 
Princes, Llandudno. 
New P. P., Rothwell. 
Central, Elland. 
Ladywood, Birmingham. 
Lync, Birmingham. 
Picture<lrome, Aberavon. 
Empire, Shotton. 
Empire, W. Stanley. 
Palace, Dunfermline. 
La Scala, Paisley. 
Pavilion, Motherwell. 
Picture House, Beaconsfield. 
Empire, L'xbridge. 
Central, Catford. 
Grand, Gillingham. 
Cinema, Gravesend. 
Cinema-de-Luxe, Lewes. 
King's Hall, Sidcup. 
Picture House, Cheshunt. 
Imperial, Commercial Road. 
Picture House, Stone. 
Empire, Kettering (6 days). 

MAY 24th. 

Kosmo, Tunbridge Wells. 
Cinema, Dartford. 
Grand, Canning Town. 
Imperial, Portsmouth. 
Imperial, Crawley. 
Empire, Rugby. 
Highgate, Birmingham. 
Victoria, Ammanford. 
Palace, Bedlington. 
Hippodrome, Shildon, 
Laurve, Parkhead. 
Palace, Rock Ferry. 
Palace, Liscard. 

Empire, Bamber Bridge. 
Palace, Horwich. 
Hippoilrome, Bradford. 
Picture House, Idle. 

MAY 28th. 

Cosy, B.acup. 

Bijou, Reddish. 

Bedford, Liverpool. 

Picture House, Huddersfield (6 days) 

Grand, Normanton. 

Elite, Bradford. 

Palace, Stockbridge. 

The Square, Walsall (6 days). 

Park Cinema, Cwmcani. 

Globe Theatre, Stockton. 

Palace Theatre, Annfield Plain. 

Cinema, Wishaw. 

Palace, Edinburgh (6 days). 

Picture House, Eastbourne. 

Central HaU, Stamford Hill. 

Cinema, Broadstairs. 

Variety, Eastleigh. 

Coliseum, Leigh-on-Sea. 

Central, Woking. 

Vaudeville, Bath (6 days). 

Electric Theatre, Torquay. 

MAY 31st. 

Picture House, Leatherhead. 

Park Cinema, Shepherds Bush. 

.\lcazar, Edmonton. 

Palace, Dunstable. 

Cinema, Newbury. 

Central. Weston-super-Mare. 

Grand Theatre, Leek. 

Victoria, Newmarket. 

Castle, Ciierphilly. 

B. B. Cinema, Glasgow. 

Pavilion, Hawick. 

Picture House, Crowboro'. 

Pier Pavilion, Lytham. 

Savoy, Sale. 

Rumworth, Bolton. 

People's Hall, Denton. 

Coliseum, Bridlington. 

Picturedrome, Bradford. 

Cinema, Thurnscoe. 

"The White Hope. 


Produced by WALTER WEST. 


MAY 7th. 

Apollo, Custom House. 

Vii lory. Tooting. 

S(',»la, Croydon (6 days). 

Palace, Cheltenham. 

Imperial, Clapham Junction. 

Surrey Theatre, Ul.ickfriars. 

Midland Picture, BcK.TSt. 

liUiety, Southampton (6 days). 

M.irlboro', Middlcsbro' (6 days). 

MAY loth. 

\'i(t(iri.i, C'llme. 

Public Hall. Colwyn Bay. 

Imp'-rial, H.inley. 


Vlrtorl.i, Cambridge. 

Royal Kloetrir, W. ll.irilcp<).il. 

Ivnipire, iNewr.wtle. 

(Jiiirrn.i, M.irg.ile. 

New K.iy.illy, Urixton. 

G'niral. Pl.iislow. 

Oper.i House, l<ing>>w.iy. 

Grand, North FInchley. 

MAY Mth 

f I.iretir.', ll.ickney. 
Gr.i'i|{-, Kilbiirn. 

Kinem.i, C.imbrulge. 

Premier, Kntield. 

Now Picture House, Exmouth. 

Hipp<xlrome, Hu.xton. 

Central, Catfofd. 

Grand, Evesham. 

Picturedrome, Darlaston, 

Park Hall, Cwmcirn. 

Raby H.ill, Byker. 

Princess, .Vcrington. 

(ilynn, (Chester. 

Regent, Koighlcv. 

Picture House, Hebdcn Bridge. 

MAY 17th, 

Regent, Nelson. * 

Temple Cinema, Dudley. 
West Knri Cnieina, Belfast. 
Grand, South Shields. 
New S.ivoy, (Vl.isgow. 
Blue Hall, Edgware Koa.l. 
Empire, Highgiite. 
Royalty. Richmond. 
Court iheatrr, Brighton. 
Domc-S, Worthing., Kingst.Mi. 
Central, Stamloid Hill. 
Cinem.i, ,\ew Maldon. 
Pavilion, South Shields, 

MAY atst. 

Tower, Hull (6 daj-s). 

Electric Theatre, Caversham! 

Cinema, Hermondsey. 

Pooles Picture Palace, Ipswich. 

Empire, Slreatham. 

(irand, Plumstead. 

George's H.ill, Biggleswade. 

Empire, Glossop. 

Grand, Akum Rock. 

Ashton X. Pic. Hse., Birmingham. 

Cinema, Vstrad Myn.ich. 

Electric House, Teddington. 

P.alace, Blackpool (6 daj-s). 

Tower, York (6 da>'S). 

I'nncess, Hoyland. 

MAY a4th. 

Co-op. Hall, Clilheroe. 

Playhouse, Wakefield. 

Empire, Stirchley. 

Coronet, Smallheath. 

Buffalo, Ashington. 

Empire, Bradford. 

Klec. Palladium, CtmHen Town. 

Picture Palace. Kental Rise. 

Cinema, Soven Kings. 

Star, Tonbridge. 

Savoy. Bristol. 

Imperial, Highhurv. 
King's Hall, P«nge. 

MAY 28th. 

Palace. Bedford. 
P,<ie-Luxo, Wood Gr«*n. 
G.uety, South Norwood. 
Imperial, Commercial Road. 
Cinema, Hoxton. 
Imperial, Kingsland Road. 
Strand. Grimsby. 
Wicker, Sheffield (6 day»). 
Olympia, Birmingham. 
P.ivilion, Epsom. 
King's Cinejna, Exater. 
VS'mter Gardens, Morecambo. 

MAY 3Mt. 

.Scala, L<vmU. 

P.ilarc. Erdington. 

C^^h■.^nlm, Wolverhampton. 

Ionic. Cfolders Circon. 

C^iPnet, Notting Hill. 

Cinema, Dartford. 

Galli's. \\<-«tminster BiSdRP Road 

.\lca«ar, Hoiinslow. 

G.iiety. Tauntou. 

I'oiple's Palare, Tottrnham, 

Tivoli, Grimsby. 



MAY 1923 

PictxjKes and Pict\jKeOoer 

Pict\JKe5 and Pict\jKe0^sf^ 

MAY 192: 


Thouch lost to sifiht (almost) yet still to tttcfiiory dear. 

The picture above shou-^ Charlie in his latest release. The 

pa Aim • Recent I V Charlie has been iiirectin^ Edna 


MAY 1923 

Pict\JKe5 and Rict\JKeOoeK 

VOL. 5. No. 29. MAY, 1923. 

Editorial Office: 
93. Long Acre, London. 

Reglilered for Trammiulon 
hy Canadian Magaiine fiosl. 

QuK l^dv r(\ovie Ce.ler\d5vr 

AY Day. Author 
Movie Calendar 
may get new 
ideas for this 
month. May 

pictures invented 
tgain, 1924. Sudden disappearance of 
nany stars. Rumoured gone to school. 

3. — Certain company claims to 
oake first "all sub-title" film, 1931. 

4. — Eighteen other companies enter 

5. — Umbrellas first provided with 
e-issUes, 1940. 

^^ 6 — Buster Kea- 
ton 8 baby smiles 
for first time, 1925. 

7. — British Film 
formed, 194 5. 
Battle of Bunker 
Hill filmed with 
Southend Pier in 

Ba3y Buster. 

8. — Topical Bits does not show 
^oy Scout review, 1999. 

9. — First film stars to celebrate 
iolden Wedding, 5555. 

10- Eminent custard-pie comedian 
jiysteriously disappears, 1923. 

'I- Eminent detective claims 
■ill find him. 

12. — Eminent 
detective found 

13. — Moving 
Pictures invented 
at Littlehampton, 

14.— Somebody 
sees point of last 

PoLA Negri. 
subtle joke, 2009. 

1 5. — Income Tax returns due. 
Telescopes turned on film stars' 

16. — Chaplin declares that he is 
too poor to marry Pola Negri, 1923. 

17. — Pola Negri? Press-agent de- 
mands an increase in salary, 1923. 

18.— Subtitle "LATER 

millionth appearance, 1924. 


Pearl White. 

19.— Golders 
Green sold to Mack 
Sennett, 1930. 

20. — Eminent 
burglar sentenced 
to write Movie 
Calendar. 1925.— 
Eminent murderer 

sentenced to read it. 

21. — Pearl White retires into 
another convent, 1927. 

22. — British Surefire Films Ltd. 
claim to have bought rights Wells 
next ten novels before written, 1923. 

23. — American Misfits Inc. claim 
to have already produced same. 

24. — Anniversary Battle of Hit, 
78 B.C. If inventor Motion Pictures 
had been killed in this battle there 
would not have been any Motion 

25. — But he wasn t. 

26.- -West End 
premiere has music 
specially write by 

27. — Jackie 
Jackie Coogan. Coogan elected 
President of U.S.A., 1940. 

28. — Great enthusiasm over Italian 
comedies at Great Miffledon Picture- 
drome, 1923. Not shown there. 

29. — First release of Foolshead 
comedies, Littlehampton, 1980. 

30.— Cecil B. De Mille starts work 
on expensive film version of "The 
Seven Deadly 
Sins" 1927, but 
admits misgiving 
that seven is a 
small number for a 
producer of his 

31.— De MiUe's 
" Seventy - Seven 
Sins released, 
1928. Cecil De MiLLE. 

Ricl-\jt^e5 and Pict\jKeOoeK 

MAY 1923 r(\ir\e 


White in 
" Anv WUe 

1am tlie motion picture's one best 
bet. I am the bid for sympathy 
that has never been known to 
fail. I am the director's joy 
(in theory), and the bane of his 
life at times (in practice). I am 
the backbone of the motion- 
picture plot. I am the movie 
Whenever there is melodrama to 
be found, there also you will find 
me. I'm well in evidence in Way 
Down East, you'll 
notice. I gave 

Lillian Gish the 
opportunity for a 
wonderful display 

of anguish when I .^,., — _,^ a..,;--.---w— . 
died in that film, 
not to speak of the 
misery my existence 
caused the poor 
little girl. 

Directly I appear 
on the silver sheet, 
sounds of " Ah ! 
" Ooo ! " " Isn't it 
sweet ? " or " Isn't 
it pitiful ? " as the 
case may be, are 
heard from amongst 
the audience. Es- 
pecially from the 
feminine section ; 
for It is to them 
that I make my 
most direct appeal. 
Very few w(jmen 
can resist me ; but 
I, alone and un- 
aided, can resist 
the united efforts 
of a whole studio 

A bove : A lice Joyce and 

Harold Dan Comfort in 

",The Sporting Duchess." 

Oval : Shirley Mason in 

" Little Miss Smiles." Below: 

Barbara Castleton, Mary Forbes. 

and Richard Headnck in " The 

Child Thou Gavest Me." 


staff. I have done it on many 
occasions. Once when they wanted 
me to look up at the villain 
and smile. Well — I didn't like that 
villain's face. I told everyone so 
at the top of my voice, but they 
didn't understand my language. Even 
my own mother didn't seem to get 
my point of view. They sent for 
dollars' worth of toys, but I wasn't 
to 'be cozened by any cheap devices 
like that. So I was sent home 
for the day, and in the end they 
had to cut out the smile business 
I caused 

elderly bachelor to 
write a letter of 
protest to a news- 
paper when Fhnus 
of Passion was 
released. " 1 1 's 
cruel." he com- 
plained, " to cause 
sufiering to a help- 
less infant, and 
make ' close-ups ' 
of its crying, io- 
the amusement o; 
the multitude. 
Making a baby cry 
is sheer cruelty." 
By this he showed 
that he knew very 
little alx)ut babies. 
I seldom have to 
be " made " 'o cr>'. 
It's usually the 
other way about, 
and most liuman 
babies are like me 
in that respect, if 
in no other. 

But they do some 
funny things with 
me on the screen 
I"or instance, I'm 
often born at lea-st 
SIX months old in 


MAY 1923 

Pict\jK25 and Rict\JKeOoeK 



kidnapped, or how often I've been the 
means of reconciliation between my es- 
tranged parents. There is great pathos 
connected with even my tiny garments. 
One of my wee shoes, plus a weeping screen 
heroine, has made many an effective fade- 
out, and my broken toy or shiny rattle 
is often requisitioned for this. 

1 usually drop in 
at the end of the 
film, if it's a happy 
ending, and a domes- 
tic drama. I used 
to loom very large 
in Nonna Talmadge's 
plays at one time. 
Now there's a real 
hve Talmadge baby 
(Norma's niece), so 


Victor Seastrom in " A Man There Was." 

the movies. Usually with a tooth, sometimes with 
more than one. I don't grow,, either. I stay 
the same right through the movie, though 
years may pass. And I'm seen with all the 
favourite movie stars at one time or another. 
All of them coo sweetly to me when the cameras 
are clicking. All of them don't when they've 

I was in my element in Booties' Baby ; had a 
glorious few weeks and made poor " I3ootles' " 
hair stand on end many and many a tmie. But 


and Baby 





Tom Reynolds 


" A Bachelor's 





/ £:-' 




my poor nose is out of joint. 
I think I excelled myself 
in A Bachelor's Baby. The 
film was splendid ; but 
you only have to 
mention the word 
" baby " to the mak- 
ers of it, and — you'd 
be surprised ! I 
taught the hero 
several things about 
babies he '11 thank 
me f6r later on. But 
there, some people 
are never satisfied. 
J. L. 
Arthur Pusey and 

Molly Adair in 
"The Blue Lagoon." 

Barbara Castleton in " What's Wrong 
with Women ?" 

he was really very fond of me. So was I a 
pronounced success in The Manxman. Fred Groves, 
as " Pete " had a great deal to do for me and with 
me. He did it as to the manner born, and we became 
the greatest of friends. I rather enjoy myself 
in comedies, too, though my appearances aren't 
very many. I've reposed in an ash-heap several 
times, once in Daddy Long-Legs ; and in The Kid it 
was a dust-bin. 

I cause a good deal of trouble in movies, by appear- 
ing when I am not wanted, and having to be con- 
cealed, or passed off as someone else's ; but, even 
then, I'm a very valuable means of reviving interest 
when all else fails. 

I can't remember how many times I've been 




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Pict\jK25 and Pict\jKeOoeK 

MAY 1923 


^ Dl5CQV§KS 


Novella in 

" The White Rose" 

^fc< ^uman nature is the same, 

I I wliether it is concerned 

I M with Cabbages or Kings. 

I I Had Ivor Novello in reahty 

I I discovered America, in place 

I I of Columbus, he would 

■ A have ranked as one of the 

^ most popular figures in 

world history-. l*"or his handsome 

Celtic features would have brought 

a welcome charm to the dryness of 

history books ; his classic profile 

would have lived through the passing 

years, and the realm of exploration 

would have gained the distmction 

of possessing a hero akin to a 

" matinee idol." 

Time h£Ls reserved for Ivor, how- 
ever, a brighter America than the 
mist-covered shore which C-olumbus 
knew. 1 he boy with the face of <t. 
Circek god has " hit " the lights of 
Broadway, and because he pos- 
sesses that bubble reputation and 
has much personal charm, those 
fickle beams are shining brightly 
upon him. 

On the other side of the Atlantic 
Ivor Novello is the rage. I'-ven with 
high Society Griffith is a power, 
and the limelight which he h;is 
turned on the youthful stage and 
screen star has ensured the inevitable 
lionising that follows in the train 
of pojiularity and favour in the 
bolvMiiian quart<>rs of New ^■ork. 

A tender 
TTuyment utth 
Mae Marsh. 

Yet his enthusiastic reception in 
America has not tended to spoil 
him. When I found him beneath 
the vast expanses of glass-fretted 
roof in Griffith's New York studio, 
he still had the same likeable, 
bovish smile, the almost childish 
enthusiasm o\er the new scenes and 
faces which had come within the 
ever-widening circle of his fresh 

His fine dark eyes looked a little 
wistful when I told him that I had 
heard that his loss to the Bntish 
screen was widely mourned in his 
own country. 

■'I, too, was sorry to leave 
Kn gland, ■■ he said, his face a little 
troubled as he rested his chin on 
his long, shapely hands. 

" I secured release from every 
existing contract that I had in 
England to join Griffith. Everyone 
was willing to free me. for they 
realise<l what it meant for me to 
carry out creative work for the 
screen with so great a master of dram- 
atic values and sweeping effects." 

As we sat at the side of a typically 
colossal Griffith set, whilst Mae 
Marsh was posing for "close-ups" 
iti front of an unfamiliar rnmera. 

MAY 1923 

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epiete with many mysterious screens 
nd intricate shutters, Ivor told me 
low Griffith discovered him. 

The famous producer, not knowing 
Jovello, was attracted by the classic 
harm of his features at a social 
athering. He asked to be introduced 
o him, and a more intimate study 
,f the young British stage and screen 
tar still further convinced Griffith 
hat this handsome youth had a per- 
ect screen face for his particular 
ihotographic treatment. Griffith 
.-ent back to America, and months 
lassed. But he had not forgotten 
he dark-eyed youth with the arrest- 
Tg personality. And eventually there 
ame a letter from America which 
lade Ivor's greatest desire an accom- 
ilished fact. 

He admitted to me that he was 
ometimes a little homesick, despite 
he fact that Society has given 
jarties in his honour, and in Florida 
he houseboats, yachts, and summer 
'esidcnces of American aristocracy 
jv-ekonied him as a privileged guest. 

" But I feel that I am helping to 
nake in The White Rose a picture 
hat England will enjoy," he told 
ne. " We have secured some won- 
lerful natural backgrounds. It is a 
Inistake to believe that Griffith is 
[Iniost entirely a creative worker, 
vhere his settings are concerned. He 
lias an amazing sense of beauty where 
he reflection of landscapes and old 
jHiildings is involved. On location, 
ve have visited Mississippi, New 
)rleans, Alabama, and Georgia. In 
Southern I-'Iorida, I worked on rivers 
vhose surface was rich with floating 
lyacinth. We secured some beau- 
;iful shots under the boughs of stately 
j)ki oaks, festooned with vines and 
Strange tropical flowers." 

Two studies of Ivor in his role oj clergymari. 

He spoke with a far-away expression 
in his luminous eyes, and there 
seemed to be a new dreaminess in his 
voice. Unconsciously one wondered 
if Griffith's extraordinary personality 
was tending still further to develop 
the love of mysticism and deep 
emotion in Ivor Novello. 

There was a flash of the old Ivor 
as he enthusiastically denied the 
rumour that he was giving up music, 
now that he had been enveloped in 
the vortex of American film pro- 
duction on the grand scale. 

" On the contrary," he explained, 
" I am busy writing songs on this 
side of the Atlantic. For shortly I 

Ivor Sovello and Mae Marsh in " The White Rose." 

shall be returning to England for 
further film work, and my present 
arrangements, I hope, will enable 
me to spend one half of each year in 
the States, and the other in the 
country of my birth." 

An oyster is communicati\'e com- 
pared with a Griffith player who is 
asked to disclose some details of the 
film in which he is appearing. For 
Griffith carries his of climax 
to the length of concealing as far as 
possible the stories of his pictures 
until they flash on to the screen, 
cornpleted to the last full-stop in 
the sub-titles. 

In addition to Novello and Mae 
Marsh, Carol Dempster, Charles F.m- 
mett Mack, Neal Hamilton, Lucille 
La \'erne. Porter Strong, and others 
will appear in 'J'he While Rose. 

When I left Ivor Novello, at the 
door of the mystery studios, he 
smiled a farewell, just like the natural 
unaffected boy that "the British nu 
diences know. For success under such 
a master-producer is never likely to 
spoil Ivor Novello. 


Pict\jKes and Pic t\jKe Over 

MAY 1922 

Some of the fights 
of filmdom would 
horrify the rev- 
erend Doctor. 

Lon Chaney lashes out in "All the Brothers were Valiant." 

Mavo in 
"Afraid to 

Right : 

Clara Kimball 

Young in "The 

Woman of Brotize." 

et dops delight to bark and bite, for 'tis their 
nature so," wrote the good Doctor. " But children 
you should never let your angry passions rise ; 
your little hands were never meant to tear each 
other's eyes." 

That was in the year 1710 R.M. With the 
coming of the movies we have put pious Doctor 
Watts away with the back numbers, where he 
belongs. " I-et Dogs Delight " as revised by 
Cireat Cod Kinema reads as follows : " T'^ilin st;irs di-ljj'lii 
to scrap and fight, for 'tis their nature 
such. If thcv foreV)ore we'd see no , % * _ 

more of folks like Doug, and • * ' ^.-^ 

Life for some screen stars ' 

IS just one fight after ^^B^^T^X^ffT ^T^^ ^ 

another. Nor is scrap- • 

ping confmed to tlie ♦5'A «lt-. ,1 + 

sterner sex. Serial 
stars like Kuth « 

Koland and Pearl • 

While can always 
be trusted to give , 

a good account . 

of themselves in • 

fistic affrays. Kuth • 

Nohmd estimates • 

that she has de- • 

livcred nearly two • 

thousand knockout * 
blows in tlu- course 
ol her screen career. 

i'lrst on mv list 
entitled " People I 
slioiild NOT care to 
AniHiv," \<)u will find f;,,,^^- 
the name .it IMdie lia/.,/, ^^/ 
^^>l(l. W hill I'.ddie i,usy in 
inaile his debut with Staulcy in Africa 

the rni\ersal Company hi 

brought with him a troupi 

of tramed acrobats to pli< 

at human ninepins witi 

him ; and the way hi 

knocketl his little friend 

about made me long fo 

a society for tlie pn 

vention of cruelty to scree: 

stars. When he w.isn 

hitting them playlull} 

over the heads will 

chairs or tables, he wouk 

be throwing them down 

staii"s or out of windows, Oi 

standing well back to aei 

get u]) as fast as lie couJc 

down — which they conldl^ 

Eddie, and the boys cotA! 

get their own back with him. The b«» 




MAY 1923 


Rodolph Valentino had so; 
scrapping in " Moran of th. 
Letty.' " 

could do was 
to keep him busy buying 
lirts between sets. Whenever Eddie 
ppeared on a scene wearing a new 
lirt, his gang used to rush at him 
rid tear it into ribbons. The Broken 
oin must have cost Eddie a fortune 
1 haberdashery. 

Warned by Eddie's fate, Elmo 
incoln usually operates in a singlet, 
nd when you consider what happens 
3 Elmo in most of his films, you must 
dmire his foresight. In a " rough 
ouse " Elmo is rather more than 
istinctly useful, and he wanders 
trough each screen story leaving a 
rail of knock-outs behind him. 

Charlie Chaplin's screen fights are 
hings of beauty and perennial joy. 
lis encounters with the tough in 
lasy Street, and with the robbers in 
''he Shopwalker, are comedy gems, 
'harlie's impersonal way of fighting, 
is " very-sorry-to-do-what-I-shall- 
lave-to-do " manner, would make a 
lacifist laugh. Delicious, too, was 
ackie Coogan's fight in The Kid, 
/hich Charlie refereed in his own 
aimitable fashion. 

Douglas Fairbanks refuses to take 
ais screen fights seriously, and latterly 
jias become too fond of clowning. 
,iis hop-skip-and-jump methods seem 
)ut of place in many of his pictures, 
particularly so in Robin Hood, where 
lis volatility is carried to ridiculous 
:xtremes. Robin Hood is, of course, 
i very great picture, but if Doug, had 

ihown a little more restraint in his 
cting, it would have been infinitely 

I In the course of her extensive 
Icreen career, -Mary Pickford has 
liad a rich variety of fights, and, 
pddly enough, she has not once 
suffered even a minor injury. This is 
surprising, because most of her screen 
pghts have been unrehearsed dust- 

ups with children, 
who are apt to get 
excited and hit 
out in real earnest. 
The screen Mary 
is a truculent little 
soul who believes 
in getting in the 
first blow ; also the 
second, third, fourth 
and fifth. Her fights 
in R'^g'^, Fanchon the 
Cricket, and Little Lord 

e r e 
qilally un- 
A fight 
a stunt 
in it is 
like beef 
to Hutch. 
L I 

Maurice Flyntt in " Smiles 
are Trumps." 

Fauntlevoy, will be remembered by 
all picturegoers. 

Quite apart from its usefulness in 

Life for a serial 
■ ine like Pearl White 
li /list one fight after an 
other. She is here seen dispos- 
ing of an enemy in "Plunder." 




MAY 1923 



Below : 


Rosella del 




picture can> 

On account 
film in which si. 
produced at her i. . 
room known as the " con. 
was converted into a studio. At 
first there was some difliculty as 
regards lighting, but two lorries 
outside the house in the Boulevard 
Percire fed the small arc and other 
lamps by means of electric cables, 
and for seven weeks the filming of 
the French actress continued. 

The st^y is a sad one, and depicts 
the life of a clairvoyant who, besides 
living in poverty in a garret, is 
paralysed. She' has, however, a 
faithful companion, Jacqueline, a 
very human chimjjanzee, and it is 
around the loving friendship of these 

The fire and explosion thrill 
in " La RevenanU." 

two that the plot of the 
film is woven. It is shortly 
to be released in London 
and Paris. 

Lucy Doraine, a French 
film actress, greatly dis- 
tinguishes herself in Le Six- 
idme Commandemeni — like 
La Roue, another of the 
modern tragedy films, but 
one in which the ancient 
note is very effectively 
combined. The destruction 
of Sodom and Gomorrah is 
here shown in full, con- 
trasting with a similar in- 
cident in modern life, the 
scenes of which are laid in 
the fashionable world of 
Paris salons, with men in 
evening dress. It is a 
Viennese film released by a French com- 
pany, Eclair, and cost twenty million 
francs. It took two years to make, and 
\ has a cast of fifteen thousand. 

M. Louis Feuillade, the famous 
French metteur en seine, is a hard 
taskmaster when it comes to realism 
and detail in films. Recently when 
he required a vessel for his latest 
film, La RevenanU, he went all the 
way to Spam, where he made his 
purchase, and then returned with it; 
to Nice. A terrific explosion occurs, j 
and the vessel is entirely destroyed.; 
I am told that a new actress pos-| 
sessing dramatic talent of ex-i 
ceptional value has just made her 
debut in a film called Corsica. Sheisj 
the Comtesse Rosella del Turco, 
and is a beautiful young woman 
with dark hair and flashing eyes, 
and a certain vivacity of expres- 
sion that is particularly attractive. 
I understand that she is now at 
work on another film, both of 
which are to be released shortly 
in England. 

MAY 1923 

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The methods of 
Ma rion Davie s 
(above), and of Pola 
Negri {below) are as 
the poles apart. But 
both are irresistible. 



Xt is customary to speak glibly of the sixth sense of the 

W lens — that subtle, inexplicable trick of the camera which 

I gives fleeting, intimate glimpses of the real personalities 

I of the artists of the silver sheet. But although this 

I vagary of photography, through the medium of a smile, 

I a mannerism, or a passing gesture, reveals the individual 

I beneath the studio motley, it has its limitations. 

^^^^^^ The film cameras, with all their relentless analysis of 

those who move beneath the arc-lamps of filmdom, have 

not yet succeeded in solving the problem of the eternal feminine. 

Woman still remains the elusive, complex, and bewildering 

creature who through the centuries has carried on the traditions 

of Eve. She has not yielded up her secrets to the cameras, and 

they have had to remain content in reflecting on the screen 

those vagaries which for generations have proved to be the 

most deadly weapons in her armoury of feminine wiles. 

And so film history is interwoven with a fascinating host of 
screen vampires, sirens, ingenues, and other fair daughters of 
Eve, who reflect real Ufa in their ability to subdue mere 


Pict\jKe5 and PictKjreO^sr 

Her pouting lips — bee-stung, as they 

are described by the materialistic 

Americans — bring to her ex- 

pressi\-e face a fascinating 

feminine appeal. Her deep 

shadowed lashes sweeping 

over wistful blue eyes 

provide heart - stirring 

close - ups which wreak 

havoc with many more 

y j:',' males than those wt^ose 

M shadow forms flicker across 



can roll 

a wicked eye 

with the best of them 

As ever, women 
are omnipotent. 
In presenting 
their charms on 
the screen, pro- 
ducers strive to 
create more power 
for dimpled el- 
bows. Costly 
settings are con- 
trived for the 
purpose of accen- 
tuating the beauty 
of screen daugh- 
ters of Eve. Luxu- 
rious raiment, 
drains the stuflio 
exchequers for 
the glorification 
of their elegance 
and grace. And 
then some screen 
Adonis, deep-dyed 
villam, kindly uncle, 
or vacillating father is paraded before 
the cameras to be sacrificed on the 
altar of women's wiles. Yet, because 
it is all part of that subtle thing, human 
interest, beautiful women rise to star- 
dom on account of their skill in in- 
veigling helpless man. And screen 
entertainment continues to thrive on 
such dietary. 

The million-candlc-power arc-lamps 
which illuminate the fascinating charm 
of Mae Murray in the studios, the at- 
mosphere of scents, silks, and cushioned 
divans which surrounds her, and the 
gossamer creations provided for her 
by an understanding producer, are all 
a frame for her irresponsit)le femininity. 

She is symbolical of the beautiful 
" butterfly " who pouts and weeps her 
way into the sternest hearts. Her 
mass of Hiiify golden hair, and 
childish blue eyes, are dangerous ,. 
weapons. Through thousands of 
feet of celluloKl she has utilised 
such charms to insjiire the desire 
in masculine hearts to succumb to 
her desire to be pampered and 

Mac Murray surrounds herself 
with exotic splendour on tin- 
screen, but it is her womanly 
charm which is her most valuable 
possession. It is this which repre- 
sents the greater part of her film 

MAY 1923 

of a beautiful woman. For although 
the most decorative girl in filmdom 
stands unrivalled in her ability to 
subdue mankind' with effervescent 
allurements, hers is an art that 
cloaks an art. She works for hours 
in collaboration with her producer- 
husband, Robert Leonard, beneath 
the' tiring heat of the studio arc- 
lamps,' creating, after wearisome 
rehearsal and repetition, just those 
subtle feminine wiles that appear to 
be so decep- 
tively natural. 

TahTiadge's irre- 
sponsible " glad 
eye " has shat- 
tered a hundred 
screen homes. 
She has brought 
to the screen 
lessons in flirta- 
tion which are 
models of femin- 
ine strategy. 
She tames the 
members of the 
male sex, with 
her- sparkhng, 
buoyant person- 
a 1 i t y, riding 
roughshod over 
as only a 

The gentleman in the centre is about to die for love of Nazimova. 

The vampish Salome would appear to be saying : " It's a pity, 

but it can't be helped." 

the screen. Mae Murray has fostered 
since her dancing days with the New- 
York Follies the exotic appeal of 
beautiful femininity. It is a frecjuent 
occurrence for her to rehearse time 
and again the subtle movements of 
her shapely hands, which she has im- 
bued with remarkable powers of ex- 
pression. \N'hen, in Peacock Alley, she 
ran her manicured fingers over the 
smooth, sleek hair of Monte Blue, her 
screen husband till the end of the 
reel, she reflected an irresistible coaxing 
charm which would have inspired 
pity for any modern St. Anthony. 
There is much to suggest the butterfly 
on the reel in Mae Murray's screen 
artistry. For artistry it is, and not 
merely the camera posings 


Talmadge, qu$$n 

ol screen h us sits, 

can ttvtst any matit 

hero round htr 

little finder. 

Above she is sun 

ntduicing tn a 


fainting fit. 

Left : When a sttr 

like Ethel Clayton 

weeps, rntre 

man is forced to 



VI AY 1923 

Pict\jK25 dr\d Pict\JKe0O2r 


IS privileged to do. 
" you've just gotta 

i^retty women 

iTo Constance 

aand it," to use the American vernacu- 

ar. She has all the wiles of fascinating 

emininity at her finger - tips, and 

iround them she twists the Adonises 

if the screen with delightful ease. 

In reality, the charm of Constance 
falmadge is a tribute to the power 
if the camera to reflect real life per- 
tonahties. For the tomboy of the 
(creen radiates from the silver sheet 
he spirit of irresponsible and happy 
Ijirlhood. Her vivacity is an ex- 
bression of her natural temperament, 
ind it has inspired her strenuous 
icreen roles from her earhest appear- 
JLHCes before the cameras. It was 
■haracteristic of her 
lynamic personality 
}hat her debut 

Eileen Percy in " Whatever She Wants." The screen 
ingenue always gets whatever she wants. 

Mrs. Henpeck 

in action. A scene 

from "Brothers Under Their Skins." 

n the screen took the form of a wild 
rive in a chariot in Griffith's In- 
olernnce Some may see a sym- 
lolism in this spectacular entry of 
he queen of screen flirts into film- 
lorn. For ever since she has " har- 
lessed " susceptible males with the 
ubtle bonds of her irresistible charm, 
.nd has driven them to distraction. 

Constance Talmadge's power to 
ubdue the helpless males who cross 
ler screen path is an art which in- 
ernationalises flirtation. In East Is 
Vest, Britishers, Orientals, Americans, 
' Fifty-fifty Chinamen " — what the 
ocals term Eurasians — lose their 
learts in swift succession to the 
■ascinating "Ming Toy." 

Pola Negri brings to the screen 
levastating love, on the heels of 
ivhicii tragedy lurks. She inspires- 
passion in the hearts of her lovers, 
which Jjurns \\ith a, fierce flame until 
it consumes them. Hers is the type 
of love which has created the tragedies 
of history, overthrown monarchies, 
and ravaged kingdoms. 

The wistful sadness of her dark blue 

eyes, her jet 
black hair, 
from a fore- 
head suggest- 
ive of white 
velvet, her beau- 
tiful white hands 
with lustrous pink 
nails which flutter 
in expressive emotion, 
create a magnetism 
which brings men in the 
pride of manhood, and those 
in the autumn of their lives, 
pleading at her feet. 
This swayer of men's destinies, who 
was once a shop girl, reflects the love 
and passion which is a part of real 

On the screen 
she is the siren 
who inspires pity 
rather than con- 
tempt. For her 

Shirley Mason dis- 
playing some of 
the weapons 
in woman's 

fascination seldom brings her happi- 
ness. As " Madame du Barry," in 
Passion, she visualised the tragedy 
of those beautiful women who are 
destined to lure men to destruction, 
and to end their hves in grim disaster, 
just as the guillotine descended on 
the fair neck of the Court favourite 
of Louis XV. She will make an 
ideal "Bella Donna" for the screen, a 
role in which she will shortly be seen. 
In these days of lavish photoplays, 
the lure of clothes is within the reach 
of the screen beauty who seeks to 
obtain her conquests through the aid 
of sartorial charm. 


Pict\jKe5 and Pict\jKeOoeK 

languorous, exotic siren with luminous 
eyes and intriguing smile, who spread 
her silk -clad voluptuousness over 
tiger-skin couches, has been displaced 
by a more subtle wrecker of hearts. 

Nita Xaldi represents the new 
order of vampires. She plays on 
the susceptibilities of her victims 
with a deftness which penetrates 
the chinks in the armour of man- 
kind. And her calculating, 
expressive eyes, in whose 
depths lurk a deceptive inno- 

Talking about woman's weapons 
— here's the surest way t) a man's 
heart, if the ladies did but know. 

MAY 1923 

attack on male strongholds. From 
her vast repertoire of moods, she 
selects the one which is most likely 
to appeal to the temperament of 
her victim. 

Perhaps it is in comedies that one 
gets nearest to human nature, where 
the reflection of woman's designs on 
the opposite sex are involved. For here 
is a swift succession of angry 
.^b wives endeavouring to regain 
'f the wandering affections of 
their husbands with methods 
which savour of the bludgeon 
rather than the rapier. And so 
the eternal feminine trium]ih- 
antly continues her bewilder- 
ing progress across the 
screens of the world. 

Viola Dana disposing of Lover Number 
Fourteen tn " The Fourteenth Lover." 

Gloria Swanson, although she pre- 
sents the clinging, essentially feminine 
type of" woman, relies very largely 
on her wardrobe to. win her the 
hearts of men. 

Gloria, has solved the secret of 
expressing personality in dress. The 
flash of a shapely bare arm, through 
silk or satin, the fascination of a 
silk-clad ankle, and the angle of a 
hat which throws becoming shadows 
over her eyes, are all weapons in her 
store of womanly wiles. 

Beauty adorned has brought her 
more screen-lovers than all the arts 
of unsophisticated and shy girlhood 
could ever have done. Her film 
con(}uests are an enlightening parable 
on the weakness of mere man, w-ho 
succumbs to the dazzle of fine feathers, 
as the impressionable husband in 
Don't Tell Everything capitulated, 
when his wife beat a vampire at her 
own sartorial allurements. 

In selecting her weapons against 
the peace of mind of mankind, Lillian 
Gish has relied on tradition. The 
girl who inspires in masculine hearts 
the spirit of protection has won her 
myriad admirers through the centuries. 
And even in day.s of woman's 
emancipation it is a sure recipe for 
success in the game of love. 

The most persecuted of all screen 
heroines wins hearts with the wist- 
ful .sadness of her eyes, the suggestion 
of frailness which creates the desire 
in every man's heart to gird on the 
symlx)li'cal armour of a Sir Galahad. 

It may be that the- modern man is 
wiser in his generation, or that 
screen artistry has reached a higher 
level ; but the fact remains that the 
old-time vampire has passed. The 

cence, her tasteful clothes and 
refined manners, bring in her 
trail a host of " fools " whose 
folly and misdirected prayers 
are no less disastrous than those 
of Kipling's poem. 

Precisely which one of Nazi- 
mova's thousand moods plays 
the greatest havoc with male 
hearts is an unanswerable 
problem. Probably it is the 
irresponsible combination of her 
fleeting humours which con- 
stitutes her irresistible charm. 
When her face is alive with 
animation, her eyes are flash- 
ing, and even her short brown 
curls seem to' bristle with 
personal magnetism, she 
reflects an extraordinary 
suggestion of vivacity and 
life. In everything 
she is expressive. A 
shrug of her slim 
shoulders, a gesture 
of her long, narrow 
hands, the lifting 
of her finely arched 
eyebrows, and — she 
gets her own way. 
For she is very like 
a spoilt child, who 
bends everyone to 
her will, through the 
appeal of the un- 
quenchable spirit of 

i n g with I 

Nazimova is John Gilbert looks pretty firm in the above picture, but if w* 

a specialised Mnow anything about screen technique, he'll have to weaken befori 

f o r m o f the end oj the reel. 

lAY 1923 

Pict\JKe5 and Pict\jKe0^s^' 

r\ Reply ^Q 



Letters, letters, letters, letters \ 
Every day and in every way 
the letters about Rodolph Valen- 
tino get longer and longer. On 
this page you will find a few 
things that every film fan wants 
to know about the latest idol 
of the picturegoer. 

I ^^ TT'^' *h^ two-thousand-and- 
V A / six inditers of epistolatory 
%/ \J enquiries concerning Ro- 
Y y/ dolph Valentino, Benedick, 
read, mark, learn, and then 
for evermore save their stamps, and 
leave me to a peaceful old age ? You've 
declared him a charming fellow — talen- 
ted, handsome, etc., etc. I agree. He 
deserves it. Tell him 1 said so. But, 
for pity's sake, don't keep on telling 
me — at the rate of fifty effusions per 
diem. Reading your admiring missives 
I find much curiosity there. So, to 
satisfy all comers, and spare father's 
stamps, I hasten to gratify it with 
full details about Rodolph. 

He stands five foot eleven inches 
tall, has black hair, and dark-brown 
(I'ourteen correspondents declare 
Rodolph has a devil in his dark- 
irown eyes " ; twelve call it a glint ; 
ind the others define it as a dangerous 
|leam.) I'm neutral. 

He was born at three o'clock in 
::he morning of May 5, 1895, at 
Tastellaneta, a small Italian village, 
md christened Rodolpho Alphonso 
i^afaello Pierre Fililjert Guglielmo 
li Valentino d'Antonguolla. 
I Not an only son, Maybelle, [Wigan) ; 
i^udy has a brother, Alberto, two 
rears older than himself, also a 
'ounger sister, Maria. 
Our hero was • rejected by the 
t^lian Navy when he was fifteen, so 
umed his attention to scientific 
arming, studying at Santa Ilario 
figure, near Genoa. Took honours, 
Dut preferred taking flyers to Paris, 
ylonte Carlo, etc. He played leading 
[ole in a version of " The Prodigal 
pen " when he returned home abso- 
lutely penniless, after one of these 
Lxcursions, whereupon the family 
hipped him to the U.S.A. to seek 
lis fortune there. He wrote the story 
if his adventures in America, with a 
''iew to making a film of it ; but it 
^'as rejected as being too impossible, 
l^odolph tried his hand at a number 
I'f things, finally becoming a pro- 
essional dancer and gaining a certain 
mount of fame thereby. He started 
n movies as an extra, and worked 
or many months without recognition 
nd without any outstanding roles. 
I'ou may have seen him in, amongst 
'thers. The Married Virgin. The Big 
Attle Person, A Delicious Little Devil 
he played an Irishman in this !), 

All Night, A Society Sevsa- 
tioH, a.nd A Rogue's Romance 
(in which he staged and 
performed an Apache dance) 
Rudy played in Out of 
Luck, with Dorothy Gish, 
and was considered for 
the role i^arthelmess later 
had in Scarlet Days. Once 
To Every Woman and 
Passion's Playground (a 
Katherine MacDonald pic- 
ture) came next, then a 
" heavy " role in The Great 
Moment, which starred 
Mme. Naniara, and The 
Fog. After this came Rudy's 
great moment — when he was 
offered the role of " Julio " 
in 'The Four Horseynen, in 
which he conquered com- 
pletely the fancy of the 
film fans. His other Metro 
pictures were The Con- 
quering Power, Uncharted 
Seas, and Camille ; after 
which Paramount finally 
purchased an option on 
his screen services at the 
rate of a thousand dollars a week. 
His films for this company 
were The Shctk, Moran of the 
Lady Letty, Beyond the Rocks, 
Blood and Sand, and The Young 
Rajah ; and because the stories 
were not all that was promised, 
Rodol]ih realised his responsi- 
bility to his public, and came to 
loggerheads with Paramount over 
it. Unless — and it does not seem 
likely — the difference is adjusted, 
he will make no more movies 
until 1924, although 'tis said 
that Norma Talmadge wants him 
to play " Romeo " to her " Juliet," 
in a screening of Shakespeare's 
romance. He was also the public's 
favourite candidate for Ben Hur. 
He is earning his daily bread 
and butter by dancing again these 
days ; he and his w-ife, whose 
professional name is Natascha 
Rambova (born Winifred Hudnut), 
dance " The Four Horsemen " 
Tango, and several other cos- 
tume dances on the .American 
vaudeville stage. Besides his 
unique personality, good 
looks and grace of move- 
ment, Valentino is an ex- 
cellent actor, shining alike 
in modem drama or costume romance. 

Handsome Rodolph 
Valentino, who has 
caused more femi- 
nine heart-beats than 
any screen star in 
recent years. Half 
the flappers of film- 
dom rave over Rudy. 


PictKJKes and Picf-\JKeOueK 

MAY 1923 


^Vf Herbert Rawlinson ever goes 
W back to Brighton, where he was 
I born, a sad fate will surely over- 
I take him. He will be iincere- 
I monioiisly hustled by the Mayor 
I and Corporation — the latter not 
I necessarily in the physical sense — 
_^^^ to the local publicity offices of 
London -by -thc-Sca. 
There he will be forced to pose 
before a canvas background depicting 
the most golden sand and the bluest 
sea that ever flanked Father Neptune's 
domain. For the eternal glory of 
Brighton, a camera will register his 
six feet of healthy, virile manhood. 
And, as relentless as time itself, the 
hour will come when he will figure 
on one of those poignant posters of 
familiar memory wliich announce to 
a jadcfl world that " Slocum-on-Sea," 
or some similar delectable resort " is 
so bracing " ! 

It was Herbert Kawlinson's typically 
healthy British face which smiled 
at me in the lounge of the Los An- 
geles Sports Club, that inspired this 
philosophy in my mind. 

His appearance of superb fitness 
certainly justifies his reputation as 
one of the finest athletes in the film 
colony of California. 

Although the somewhat painful grip 
of his muscular hand, as he greeted 
me, made me sigh for the less discon 
certing symbols of welcome practi.sed 
by the gesticulating natives of Borneo. 
" No need to ask you how you're 
feeling," I remarked, diplomatically 
providing my tender fingers with wel- 
come refuge in the safe precincts of 
my coat pocket. 

My host stretched himself, as he lay 

back in his chair, with that reflection 
of wellbeing with the world and 
humanity which splendid health brings. 
" Fve got <o keep pretty fit for the 
especial type of screen work to which 
the producers have somewhat incon- 
siderately called me," he chuckled 

During the past eight years I have 
engaged in an average of six strenuous 
film battles a year. I have only worn 
gloves in three of those scraps ; the 
other forty-five being fought \\ ith bare 
fists. The average rounds for each 
fight was six. and altogether I've 
fought about three hundred hard round* 
before the cameras." 

Any causalties," said I, thinkirii. 
of the other fellows. 

' Kawiey, " as he is nicknamed , 
amongst his Iriends, began to tick I 
off an alarming succession of mis- 
haps on liis big fingers. 

He told me that his screen 
realism had cost him one broken 
leg, two broken fingers, three 
broken ribs, and enough black 
eyes to have used up all the 
available raw beef on a respect- 
ably sized cattle ranch. 

" SfU, " laughed Rawley, "I 
don't look like a screen veteran, do 
I ? I 'm sure lots of people wlio hear 
that I have been on the films for 
over ten years imagine that I am 
on the way to a long white beard, 
and crow's-feet wrinkles round my 
eyes. One humorist wrote to me a 
short time ago, and suggested that 
I had been so long on the screen that 
my teeth must be beginning to fall 
out, and it was fortunate that I was 
in the silent drama, otherwaise I 
could only talk ' gum Arabic' " 

I MAY 1923 

I The popular star, like most good 

sportsmen, does not mind a joke 

against himself. His expressive dark- 

bhie eyes have humour lurking in 

I their depths, and there is a happy 

I philosophical smile which is all his 

': own, both on and away from the 


Neither is he superstitious : for it 
was in his thirteenth year that he 
left the breezes of Brighton to journey 
to Canada. 

" Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor — 
actor ' — there you very nearly have 
my early days in brief before I came 
to the stage," laughed Rawlinson. 

" My first vocation in life was as 
jin acrobat in a circus ; afterwards 
I became a rolhng stone in earnest, 

Picl-\JKe5 and PictMKeQ^er 


An unpleasant moment for Herbert Rawlinson in " The Wakefield Case.' 

and, true to tradition, I 
gathered insufficient moss 
to decorate a self-respect- 
ing rockery. My adven- 
tures in those days in- 
cluded sailoring, factory 
work, making lawn- 
mowers, and controlling a 
fleet of pleasure boats. 

" I had a brief period on 
the stage, and to let you 
into a secret," said Rawley, 
with a burst of confidence, 
' they tried to turn me 
into a handsome juvenile. 
My curly hair and blue 
eyes started the trouble. 
So I regained my self- 
respect by deserting the 
footlights and entering the 
films as a stunt performer, 
in serials. 

" Then came my chance 
in the old-time screen 
serial, The Exploits of 
Elaine, in which I played 
the part of Craig Kennedy, 
the super-detective." 

" And then you began to 
track down a handsome 
salary in addition to screen 
crooks," I suggested. 
"It wasn't so easy in 
those days," Herbert Rawlinson assured me. " I have seen 
many changes in filmdom, but the growth of salaries is one of 
the most revolutionary ones. Picture work to-day may be 
more exacting, but it is carried out with a degree of comfort for 
the artist which was probably undreamed of ten years ago. I 
can remember the bare, comfortless studios of the old days, 
with the nerve-tiying delays, when the hghts failed at critical 
moments, or the sun unexpectedly disappeared behind a cloud 
and ruined an exterior just as we had worked up a stiiTing 

Ten years ago Herbert Rawlinson told me that he directed 
a stock company, in the ranks of which were such notabilities 
as Hobart Bosworth, I^w Stone, Frank Camp, and others. 

Certainly the Brighton breezes have gifted this famous star 
wth an insight into the secret of perennial youth.' For it is 
still a very young and handsome face, and one that reflects 
buoyant youth, wfiich now gazes back along the paths of 

kinema history. He became reminiscent as he talked of 
his work in his memorable pictures, Flirting with Death, 
The Flash of Fate, The Man Trap, Smashing Through, The 
Turn of the Wheel, Good Gracious Anahelle, A House 
Divided, Passers By, Chief Flynn of the Secret Service, and 
The Substitute Millionaire. 

In many directions Herloert Rawlinson is a puzzling 
personality. For his love of strenuous outdoor sports is 
almost a craze with him. Yet almost in the same breath 
that he talks of his ambitions to reduce the standing 
records on the running tracks, he diverges on to intricate 
reflections on film artistry. He was especially pleased 
with a subtle effect for which he was responsible in 
Passers-By. In one scene May McAvoy was sitting near 
an open window gazing at a scene which was meant to 
depict the awakening of Spring in the mountains. Raw- 
linson suggested to the producer that he should photo- 
graph the effect of light and shadow passing across the 
youthful star's face, as the sun shone through the leaves 
of a wind-blown tree. 

" So realistic was the effect," he told me, " that you 
could almost imagine that the breezes of Springtime were 
drifting through the window." M. R. 

Off for his morning swim. 

Swimming keeps Herbert Ravuhnson fit. 


PictxjKes and PictKJKeODSK 

MAY 1P23 

Florence Turner 

and James 

Knight tn 

" Hornet's 


Calvert ; she is a Kashmiri Queen and warrior, this 
" pale-hands-I-lpverl " lady, according to Sinclair Hill 
(who wrote the scenario, and is producing), and her 
name is " \'ashti-El-Habibeh." 

An Indian Period Romance. 

\'tTy beautiful Eastern costumes \vill be used for 
this production, for the period is not modem, but some 
time in the reign of the Great Mogul. The exteriors 
will be made abroad, and the company are already 
well forward with them. A special musical scenario 
will be written to accompany the film, in which the 
songs themselves will appear in their correct order, and 
their melodies wind in and out at various times between 
other Oriental and native music. 

Happenings in Egypt. 

The Fires of Fate company, visiting Luxor and 
Mena, have had several and uncommon opportunities 

Warwick Ward and 
Violet Hopson in 
•■ The Lady 


Stoll's Indian Love Lyrics. 

Everybody will be anxious to know 
what kind of a film story has been 
evoKed from the world famed "Four 
Indiiui I.ove Lyrics." These songs are 
universally anfl deservedly i)oiHilar. and 
the poems which form ihc words are 
taken from a collection of eighty-four, 
piibli.shed under the title of " The 
Garden of Kama." They were written 
by Laurence Hope, a sister of the 
novelist, \'ictoria Cross ; and the musical 
selling of the four which form the 
.song cycle by the late Amy Wood- 
foide I'inden has also been acquired 
by Stoll's. 

About the Characters. 

(he film will be a seven-reeler, and 
the selling Northern India (Kashmir), 
where the lu-ojile are almost while 
The liero. to be played by Owen Nnres. 
is " F'rincc Zahuridin," heir to a lillle 
kinudoni in the I'lains. A sultans 
daiii;lil',r, " Princess \adira-.M-l>in,' 
is the liiroine, and Malvina Longfellow- 
is to iiave this r.Me. The " vamp " of 
the storv will be eiiartefl by CatheriiK' 

Untold Gold." 






adventures. Some .scenes 
taken inside a mosque. 

the first time in his- 
a dervish entertainment 

staged and photographed. 
]iarts of which were too realis- 
tically true to type for the jx-ace 
of mind of Wanda Hawley, the 
star, who went into hysterics. 
These dancing dervishes work 
themselves up into the wildest 
fren/ies, mulilating themselves 
savagely at limes; and the s|>ec- 
tacle of a big and fearsome- 
looking specimen suddenly strik- 
ing a knife into his cheek, <pnte 
close, is surely enough to (five 
anv star " nerves." 

MAY 1923 

Afar in the Desert. 

Later on in the same week, the 

Sheik of Mena invited the company 

to an Arabic desert feast one evening. 

It was served in tents pitched some 

miles out beyond the Great Pyramids, 

i and the guests travelled there on 

camels by moonlight. Only native 

I dishes formed the menu, and those 

included a sheep, stuffed with dates, 

chestnuts and spices, and roasted 

whole, many varieties of pastries and 

j sweetmeats, and native coffee, which 

I is different from the European blend. 

After coffee came hookahs for every- 

i body ; wliilst an Arab orchestra gave 

I forth strange music from exceedingly 

strange instruments, and native girls 

danced. The fight scenes for the story 

were taken in the desert, and live 

hundred dervishes participated in 


I "Early Birds " on the Screen. 

Adapted from the very successful 
music-hall sketch, a three-reel film 
called Early Birds has been made, 
with Fred Kamo in his original role. 
Others will follow, including " The 
Mumming Birds," in which Chaphn 
first learned the art of miming. 

Pict\JKe5 ar\d PictKJKeC^ueK 

Screen Fisticuffs. 

James Knight puts a genuine punch 
into the final scenes of Hornet's Nest, 
which you will not see for some few 
months yet. Forbes Dawson, who 
received the full benefit of it, can testify 
that Jimmy was in condition, for his 
souvenirs of the occasion 
numbered, among other 
small things, a black eye 
and a badly cut lip. Hornet's 
Nest is remarkable for some 
pretty countryside set- 
tings, and, besides Flor- 
ence Turner, and the 
other principals, an ex- 
cellent study of a seaman 
on Captain Kettle hnes 
by Fred Wright. James 
Knight is co-starring 
with Violet Hopson in 
Walter West's new pro- 
duction. Beautiful Kitty. 

In a Dickens Play. 

An interesting stage 
performance given at 
King's Hall, Covent 
Garden, last month was 
Clive Currie's eight- 
episode version of " Nicho- 
las Nickleby," the cast 
of which included many 
screen players. Ivan 

Samson was " Nicholas," 
Sydney Fairbrother, 
"Smike"; Sidney Paxton, 
" Snawley " ; A. B. Ime- 
son, " Verisopht " ; Marie 
Ault, " Mrs. Squeers " ; 
and Gertrude McCoy, 
" Tilda Price." It is strange 


Irene « I 

Norman -« 

(Lady Queens^ «• »»»••' 

berry), who appears in "Tip-Toes." 

More Romance. 

Hugo Rumbold, the well-known 
stage producer, is about to enter 
the film field. With Louis Mer- 
canton, a version of " The Queen's 
Necklace " will be commenced very 
shortly. This story has, of course, 
been screened before; but it is 
an uncommonly interesting one, 
on account of the period, and of 
the many famous characters who 
figure in it. In the story, one meets 
Marie Antoinette, Cagliostro, and 
Du Barry, amongst others, and there 
are more picturesque incidents than 
will go into one film. 

'' '^?|^^^^"'^I^ 

Joyce Gaymon, who appears with 
Charles Hutchison in " Typhoon." 

Ivy Duke with " Nobla," the foal she 
reared from birth. 

that " Nicholas " has never been 
screened ; it possesses its full share 
of kinematic possibilities. 

Two Moriartys. 

In Tlie Final Problem, the con- 
cluding episode of The Last Ad- 
ventures of Sherlock Holmes, 
" Moriarty " makes his apjwar- 
ance. The casting of the terrible 
Professor worried the director, 
George Ridgwell, a good deal, and 
he finally decided to play the role 

"Squibs " in Splendid Attire. 

The Welch Pearson film, Tip-toes, 
is completed now, and will probably 
be running at a West End theatre 
by the time these hnes are in print. 
It cost ;^2o,ooo, it is said, and is on 
a far more lavish scale than any of 
- Betty Balfour's preceding photo- 
plays. Betty wears some stunning 
gowns, when she graduates from a 
slum maiden to a famous dancer, 
and her head-dress in the cabaret 
scene is almost as tall as herself. 
Betty Balfour is a deUghtful dancer, 
though she has had little oppor 
tunity till now to show her prowess ; 
sh? usually dances in her films, but 
only a comical little pirouette 
or two, just to express extreme 


Pict\jKe5 and Pjcf-\jKeODer 

MAY 1923 



Discovered by D. W. Griffith, uho introduced her to the 
scrceit in the old Hiodnipli ilnyx Dorothy itiiil her sister 
r.illidii are now uith lttsf>ir,ttioii Pictures. Dorothy has 
hcen pittying opposite liartheliness ui "The Bright Shawl." 

AAY 1923 


Judging by our letter-bag, Rudy is the one-and-only film 
star these days. Telegraphic address: Dafnsels Delight, 
New York. And the question of the hour is : " When IS 
he coming to London? 


started hts sctccn Liirccr uith Yttaf^raph long years ago. 
atid then played opposite Alice Joyce in tnany of the old 
Kalcni Ihodiictions His most recent pictures are "Bull- 
dog Druiiitiiond " and "The Virgin Queen." 

4 AY 1923 

Pict-\JK25 and PJct\iKeODeK 



The charming Lady Marian of "Robin Hood" is an 
Australian by birth. She played opposite Charles Ray in 
his latest picture. " The Courtship of Miles Standish." 


Pict\JKe5 dr\d Pict\Ai'e^DBr 

MAY 1923 


Commence her stc^fi. uork at the a^e of three ^^''^i:'^;''^ 
has heeu enabled to encompass a very ong and xartd 
professional career Some of her best nou^ ., "nc/ ' 
■Eyes of Youth.' -Cheatinf; Cheaters' and ShdChanml. 

vlAY 1923 

Picl-\jKe5 and PictKjKeQuer 



*nnel Myerj in lace and chilfoB 
'itn ojtrich feather trimmings. 

' Left : Myrtle Stedman's evening cape of ermine ornamented with ermine tails. 
Above : Leatrice Joy't gown has a foundation of satin, with silk embroidery 
on the bodice and apron over-drape of georgette crSpe. 


Kicr\jKe5 ana Kicr\jKeQDer 



" Si : como no ! " he replied, 
which means in English that he 
was perfectly dehghted to send 
greetings across the Big Pond. 

Mr. Novarro is of medium height, 
slender and extremely good-look- 
ing. His manners are charming — 
the Latin of good family alwaj's 
sliows it in his well-bred ways — 
and those eyes about which the 
girls in the States rave are as hand- 
some off the screen as when seen 
in The Prisoner of Zenda or Trifling 

About myself," he said. " I 
was born in Mexico, but from 
the time I was the merest 
youngster, I decided that 
some day I would go 
to America, and 
make my for- 
tune. And so, 
six years ago, 
I came — 
without the 
consent of 
my parents 
and not 
w e 1 1 - 
money ; 
but I had 
the firm 
reso Ive 

With Alice 
Terry in " Tri 
fling Women." 

A copy of PICTUREGOER was 
my letter of introduction to 
Ramon Novarro, the hand- 
some young Mexican who has been 
hailed as the successor of Rodolph 
Valentino. To the Metro offices 1 
journeyed one Saturday morning 
not long ago in search of some new 
and attractive pictures for my friends 
across the sea. A good-looking 
couple were examining some photo- 
graplis, and I judged that possibly 
they, too, were in search of material 
for some other photoplay publica- 
tion. They only remained a moment, 
and as they left I heard someone 
say, " Miss Terry," but it was too 
late for me to see whether it was the 
divine Alice, or someone of the 
same naTne. Pretty soon the good- 
looking young man returned, and 1 
realised that it was Mr. Novarro. 
He picked up PICTUREGOER, and 
commenced looking through it. Of 
course, that was my cue, and 1 
introduced myself, telling him how 
very anxious English kincma devotees 
would be to licar something of himself. 
" yuiere Vd. hablar un porquito 
conmigo y enviar un mensage a sus 
amigos en Londres ? " 

Ramon Novarro, ndsome young 

Mexican who appfais i»i Hex Ingram's 

productions. " The Prisoner of Zenda " 

and "Trifltug Women." 

Ramon Novarro as " Rupert of Henttau." 

to succeed, and the intention to worki 
as hard as I could towards that end. 
You know how natural it is for the 
people of my country to dance ! Well, 
I had no difficulty in making a hxingi 
during the dance crai^, which reached 
New York about the same time that 
I did. I attracted the attention of the 
Marion Morgan Dancers, and joined 
their organisation. 

" I left the Morgan Dancers because I 
I decided that I did not wish to make 
a reputation solely as a dancer, and 
joined the Majestic Stock Company 
in Los Angeles, playing small r61e8, 
then bigger ones, and I was stage 
manager for a time. It was wlule I was 
at the Majestic that Mr. Ingram became 
interested in me, and offered me work 
at the Metro Studios. The parts were 
small — just bits at first— but 1 knew 
he believed in me, and would give me 
a chance when he considered that I 
was ready." 

" How do you like the picture 
' fans ' ? " was "asked (and his reply is 
a rebuke to some American lovers of 
film stars — probably English ones are 
more discreet !). 

" Many of them are such liars," be 
replied. ' " Why, I have had letter? 
from the Canary Islands and Honolulu 
telling me that I was their ideal actor, 
and ;isking for my photograph ! And 
vet my films have not been booked in 
those places yet ! " 

"Of course," he continued; "this 
description does not fit them all. I 
quite enjoy many of the letters." 

Mr. Novarro, of course, hopes to 
come to London some time, but until 
he does, you will have to make his 
acquaintance via the films. He is well 
worth meeting, and I only wish^ you 
all might have been with PICTURE- 
GOER antl nu> that delightful Satur- 
day morning. ^- ^ 

MAY 1923 

Pict\JKe5 and Pict\JKeOoeK 





rd Leslie Car- 
h'le, Governor of 
Bombay, raised 
his glass high, 
and turned a 
mocking smile in 
the direction 
of the woman 
by his side. 
To my wife ! " he 
sneered, drinking the wine at a gulp. 
The Countess La Fontaine laughed 
L sneering laugh that matched his 
mile, and came closer to his embrace. 
" If your wife knew about — this ! " 
ihe said. 

" Well," drawled Lord Leslie, put- 
;ing down his glass, " she doesn't. 
[Vnd, even if she did — what matter ? " 
I The place was called " The Club of 
the Seven Flags," but its name did 
hot reveal its significance or its 
jCal character. It was decorated like 
|in Eastern harem, and it was the 
lathering place for most of the white' 
people of Bombay. There were whis- 

iiers about it, here and there, but 
hey never reached to a shout. The 
uthorities were supposed to blink at 
|t. Lady Adrienne, wife of Sir Leslie, 
:new, of course, that her husband was 
. frequenter of the resort ; but, then, 
o many of the best were its frecpienters 
00. Political plots were hatched 
here, things were to be heard — as 
'ell as love. ... A man of Lord 
^slie's position just must drop in 

She doesn't know," the Governor 

rawled again, giving his moustache 

twirl. " She thinks I come here to 

verhear what plots are afoot. Well — 

t her think ! " 

The Countess was silent for some 
oments, absently staring into the 

The Story of 

the First 


Film. Based 

on the play by 



smoke of her cigarette, keenly think- 
ing of a way to use the Governor for 
the fulfilment of her scheme. It was 
the desire of her life to be " in " the 
best society of the city ; but, despite 
her title and the fact that she was 
extremely popular with the young 
officers and others not over-particular 
in their acquaintances, the elite of the 


Lord Leslie .- Edwin Stevens 

Lady Adrienne Norma Talmadge 
Andrew Fabian Eugene O'Brien 
The Countess Claire Du Brey 

place — the " four hundred " of Bom- 
bay — were careful to look the other 
way when they found her in their 
presence. Now through Lord Leslie 
she imagined she had found a loop- 

" Introduce me into your set," she 
pleaded, " and then there will be no 
further need for these hole-and-corner 
meetings. I can meet you on the best 
ground, and nobody will suspect. I 
could meet your wife, and she would 
not suspect. . . ." 

He laughed. 

" I cannot very well ask my wife 

to meet anyone just now," he said. 
" The subject is under a cloud for the 
moment. As a matter of fact, I am 
playing truant myself in order to be 
here with you now, and there is the 
very deuce of a row boiling because 
of it. 

" The Gilberts are giving a dinner- 
party in honour of the young priest, 
Andrew Fabian, who is staying over 
in Bombay on his way to join a pil- 
grimage in the Holy Land," he went 
on to explain, " and I was invited as 
Governor A priest ! And you 1 Well, 
I knew where to make my choice. 1 
refused the invitation — rather curtly, 
perhaps and my wife is awfully hit 
about it. Calls it an unpardonable 
affront ! As if I could sit through the 
chit-chat of an apprentice panson 
when I 'd got — you ! " 

" Your wife does not know you 've 
got me," said the Countess. " What 
excuse did you give ? " 

" I 'm afraid I gave none ! " laughed 
Lord Leslie. 

The Countess tossed away her 
cigarette and drew closer. 

" Leslie," she said, " wdiy do you 
not consent to a divorce and come 
away with me ? W'e arc- -" 

But he shook his head, and a hard 
frown settled on his face. 

" No," he said. 

" And why ? " 

" No Carlyle has ever been 
divorced I " he said. " I have the 
family name to consider. There is the 
reputation of the Carlyles . . ." 

" Honour," laughed the Coimtess, 
" is a funny thing. Well, well. Perliaps 
some d;)j', if Lady Adrienne should get 
to know. The town gossips, you know. 
Everybodj' sees. If someone should 
repeat " 


Pict\j Kes dr\d Pichj i^s QoeK 

MAY 19 

' ' Bah ! " cried Lord 
Leslie. " She suspects 
nothing. She knows no- 
thing. If she heard, she 
would refuse to believe. 
She •' 

Across the room a door 
opened, and the moonlight 
in the night sky showed 
in silhouette a moment the 
frail form of Lady Adrienne 
Carlyle, as she stood look- 
ing down on the embrace 
of her husband an<i the 
lady who was not received 
in the best circles. She 
did not suffer the slightest 
tremor to betray her feel- 
ings at what she saw. She 
waited until they had drawn 
apart, and then she said, 
in a voice even and cold : 

" 1 came to plead with 
you, Leslie, to reconsider 
your affront to Lady CHl- 
be>t. I came to ask you 
not for this night to put 
politics before all else. I 
see — it is not politics." 

The door closed and she 
was gone. 

The boat that took An- 
drew Fabian from 
Bombay to Damascus took 
also Lady Adrienne ("arlyle. 
There was no explanation 
for her departure, and she 
ottered none, unless it were 
the deatl stare of her eyes. 
Andrew Fabian looked into them 
once, and thought that he understood, 
^'ou go back to England ? " he 

" I go back to England," she said 
with a nod. 

Shall you be returning to India 
soon ? ' 

" I don't think I shall ever return 
to India," she replied. 

He pursued the matter no further 
for a moment, and she, too, was 
silent. But when he looked at her 
again he saw that the tears were 
coursing down her cheeks, and her 
head was bowed. Suddenly, at his 
glance, her grief overcame her and 
she sobbed bitterly ; and at this 
Andrew's quick sympathy reached 
through the wall of her pride. 

" (^an I help you ? " he asked 
tenderly. " Can I do anything at 

all ? ^'ou have only to ask me " 

Who can help me ? " she cried 
bitterly. " Nobocly I Nobodv ! " 

Surely it is not .so bad as that ? " 
he asked. 

It is so bad," she replied, " that 
I am going back to England to get 
a divorce." 

He led her to a seat far from the 
other pa.sscngers, and she sat and 
poured out the story of her tragedy. 

"It has gone on for years," she 
said. " \ou must have heard some- 
thing of it. How long have you been 
in Bombay ? /\ month. But in that 
time you must have heanl. l-Ivery- 

Again the Muezzin's cry from the tower across the town 
the Voice front the Minaret. 

body knew. Everybody thought I 
knew nothing, and they were careful 
to keep me from knowing. But I 
suspected. I thought. . . . And 
then I knew. I found him with that 
loathsome outcast, the Countess I^ 
Fontaine. There must have 'been 
many others. ... I have guessed 
from his manner. He has made my 
life unbearable for years. And now 
it is over. I have torn out that part 
of my life and trampleiLit under foot. 
I have left him. I shall divorce him. 
It is the end " 

Andrew listened with the deepest 
sym]5athy until she had concluded. 
Then he turned to her with a sigh. 

' The world is a hard place, and a 
cruel place, and an imjust place," he 
said. " As you have found it, so have 
I. And for that reason I am entering 
the Church and renouncing the shams 
that are all the world can offer. I 
am now, as you know, on my way 
to join a pilgrimage to the Holy 
I-and. I leave the boat at Damascus. 
Come with me ! In the Holy Land 
you will find peace and surcease from 
your sorrow. There you will meet 
sjiiritual exaltation that will lift you 
above material woes and soothe your 

Adrienne looked into his eyes and 
away again swift Iv. What was she 
choosing .•' Even his bitterest enemies 
would have conceded that Andrew 
was handsome, and, in addition, he 
cxudetl a vibrant personahtj- that 


made him an outstandin 
figure in any assemblagi 
In Jiombay on the le\ 
occasions on which the 
had met she had felt he 
self drawn towards liin 
had felt confidence in h 
presence, and even a darin; 
tiny hope. And now, hen 
he was offering the wa 
to peace with himself £ 
guide. She wavered, an 
thought, and tried to dra> 
back, and wavered agair 
Back home in Englan 
there would be many an^ 
awkward questions. WTi 
was she divorcing Lor 
Leslie ? What had hap 
pened ? Why ? What 
Why ? What ? . . . An. 
the endless ordeal in th 
witness-box. And th 
dreadful Press. . . . 

And here — peace and foi 
getfulness and hope. . . 
I —think I will come, 
she said quietly, her voic 

When they came t 
Damascus and went ashon 
Andrew made careful searc 
and found for Adrienne 
small Oriental hotel, him 
self taldng an apartmen 
near by. 

This can serve as \'0U 
heachjuarters until we mov 
inland," he said ; and sh 
thanked him for his soli 
citude and care. Already there wa 
a change in her. The trip itself wa 
heljiing ; but over all was the sense c 
freedom and the joy of really livin 
again. She was alive once more, ant 
•her youthful spirits and her youthfi: 
smile were returning to her. 

They stayed some days in Damascus 
making short excursions into th 
surrounding country, when Andre\ 
could spare tlie time from his studiei 
That love was coining to them, 
deathless love, both knew, but neithe 
spoke. A short distance from wher 
they stayed stood a minaret, an' 
from its parapet a muezzin calle- 
twice a day the faithful to prayei 
the followers to the worship of th 
Great God. And each call sounder 
like a knell of their hopes. Th 
\oice of Conscience ! The N'oice fror 
the Minaret I An alien creed, but i 
came to tell them constantly of thei 
vows — Adrienne of her marriace vows 
Andrew of his vows to the Church. . . 
The days jiassed, filled with th 
bitterest, sweetest moments. The 
tried to forget the morrow. The 
tried to forget all but that the 
loved each other, undeclared thoug 
that love might be. Hut at last cam 
the day when Andrew knew th 
crisis must be met and when he care 
hltlc that It should defeat them. Tl 
hot spell of the desert surgcfl in tlic 
veins, the mystery of the land that ha 
bred the niighly loves of Shch^ 
Salome, CkH)patra. . . . 

jMAY 1923 

I They were sitting before the window 
I of Adrienne's httle room in the 
; Oriental hotel, and it was the evening 

" Adrienne ! " whispered Andrew. 
She turned and looked at him. He 
laid a hand on the arm of her chair ; 
then, timidly, daringly, upon her 
hand. She did not withdraw it or 
look away. He cast about for words, 
suitable words, words that should 
hint and vet tell all, words. . . . 
i Words !' 

Suddenly came the monotonous in- 
■ toning of the muezzin's command ! 
The Voice from the Mmaret ! The 
Call ! The Call of Conscience ! 
I Springing to his feet, Andrew ran 
'to the window and viciously flung the 
curtains together, as if he could thus 
drown out the voice of menace. Then, 
turning, he seized Adrienne in his 
arms and pressed a long, lingering 
kiss on her burning lips. 

" I love you ! " he cried. " Adrienne! 
Adrienne ! I love you and I will not 
let anything ever separate us ! " 
! She looked a moment in his eyes. 
Her soft hand stroked his cheek. 
Then she hid her face from him on 
his shoulder and whispered : 

" And I love you; Adrienne. That 
■is all I care about." 
I Again the muezzin's cry from the 
tower across the town. Again the 
Voice from the Minaret ! 
; "I can stand it no longer ! " cried 
lAndrew. " I will resign from the 
bhurch. We will leave Damascus at 
ince. Out in the desert we can Uve 
happily . . . away from everyone. 
Will you come ? " 

I " Where you go, there will I go 
gladly," she replied. 

And at that moment there was a 
oiock at the door, and a visitor was 
mnounced. Bishop Ellsworth ! An- 
Irew's spiritual mentor ! 

" Am I in time ? " the old man 
isked. And then he sighed tiredly 
md laid his hand on the young man's 
Ihoulder and looked long into his 
;yes. Then he bade Andrew leave 
aim a moment with the girl. 
I " It is only the kindly advice of an 
Md clergyman that I can give you," 
le said when they were alone ; " but 
( wish you to heed it. Do you not 
(ee that your contemplated step would 
lo more than ruin this young man's 
'areer ? It would ruin the souls of 
both of you. Think. Do not be hasty. 
Jut it is not only of this th^ I come 
tell you. Your husband has been 
eized with a stroke since you left 
urn. He may die. Is not your place 
y his side ? You vowed before 

od " 

And as she wavered, thinking first 
his way, now that, again across the 
un roofs of the old town came that 
ry of the muezzin on the tower. The 
'^oice from the Minaret ! She slowly 
odded and turned from the aged priest. 

[i it were possible. Lord Leslie was 
even more sinister and cruel in his 
roken state than he had been before. 

FicNKes and Pict\jKe^DeK 

" So you have come back because 
you love me ? " he sneered. 

" I come back because I took my 
vows before God," she replied. " I 
come back because I am your wife." 

" You love me ? " 

Madly she threw caution to the 

" No ! "she cried. " I love another!" 

Her husband's usually loud voice 
fell to a menacing snarl. 

" Who is he ? " 

" I shall not tell." 

" You shall tell ! " 

" I refuse ! " 

" Very well. Yet I shall find out. 
And when I find out " 

He hired spies. He cultivated 
gossip. He left no stone unturned to 
learn the name of the man who had 
awakened love in the woman who 
was his wife. But all his efforts 
seemed unavailing, and the weeks 
passed into months, and the months 
into years that seemed Uke centuries 
to the woman, and still that name 
was an unknown name to Lord Leslie 

Three years went by. Finally Lord 
Leslie was relieved of his post, and 
they departed from Bombay and 
returned to their great house in 

They greyness of their hves seemed 
to take on an added greyness when 
robbed of the tropical sunshine. One 
day was like another. Their life was 
a mockery. They went here, they 
went there ; but they went mechanic- 
ally, and they had no joy in anything. 
But at length, one day, a Sunday in 
dull November, when surely there 
was least excuse for such a thing. 
Lord Leslie surprised a smile on his 
wife's lips when she came in in the 
late afternoon. He said nothing of 


it. He did not hint that he had seen. 
Instead he asked casually : 

" Where have you been ? 
" To church," she replied coldly. 

" Church ? Good Lord ! Which 
church ? " 

"St. Matthew's. Why ? " 

" Nothing. I only wondered why 
you should go to church at all." 

St. Matthew's ! He learnt that 
there was a service there upon the 
following Wednesday, and to his own 
surprise he went to it. At first he 
could understand nothing. He searched 
the faces of all the congregation 
eagerly, but they told him not a thing 
of what he had come to know. And 
then his eyes alighted on the preacher, 
and he knew all. The man who had 
stayed in Bombay ! The man he 
should have met at the Gilberts' ! 
Andrew Fabian ! The man I Her 
man ! 

In a blind passion he walked home 
through the long streets, thinking, 
groping, evolving some plan. And 
when at last he reached home his 
scheme was complete. Evilly laugh- 
ing, he called for a telegram form and 
wrote out an invitation in his wife's 
name, and addressed it to the Rev. 
Andrew Fabian at St. Matthew's 
Church. It was for the following 

Andrew came, wondering greatly 
but suspecting not at all. Why 
she should want to meet him thus, 
before her husband, he could not 
imagine, but plainly she did so 
wish, and he obeyed her summons. 
Adrienne, on her part, was vastly 
puzzled. Why had Andrew called ? 
What good could come of it ? Why — 
why — why. . . . 

Lord Leslie noted the uneasiness 
of his wife and their guest, but he 

The Vcice from the Minaret came to tell Adrienne of her marriage vows. 


ricr\jK25 at\a Kicr\JKeOuer 

MAY 192 

gave no indication of it. Indeed, 
botli Adricnne and Andrew were 
surprised at his air of cordiality 
and higli spirits. But they were 
both greatly reUeved when the strange 
meal came to an end, and they 
entered the library for coffee. 

For a little while they chatted 
of casual things, and there seemed 
nothing untoward. But suddenly 
Adrienne's hand quivered, and the 
cup that she was holding fell to 
the floor with a crash. And as 
Andrew was about to sprmg to her 
side he, too, felt a tremor run 
through his body, and he sank back 
in his chair. 

And then across the wild situation 
came the mocking laugh 
of Lord Leslie. 

" Prepare yourselves for 
death ! " he said leeringly. 

I have put poison m 
your coffee ! " 

" Adrienne ! Adrienne ! " 
cried Andrew, leaning for- 

And slowly came the 
voice of the stricken girl 
upon the fioor. 

" Speak to me — sweet- 
heart ! " 

Again Lord f^eslie 

You thought you 
could trick me ! " he cried. 
" Your polite questions 
and answers at dmner ! 
You would not betray 
yourselves. You would 
not let me know that 
you loved. Had I asked 
I do not doubt that you 
would have denied. For 
four years, Adrienne, you 
have kept your secret 
under the closest ques- 
tioning. But 1 have 
tricked you. It was not 
poison I put in your 
coffee — only a strong heart 
stimulant. But it has 
sufficed to wring the truth 
from you ! I have got 
your secret at last. The 
parson and his married 
lover ! Very well. Look ! " 

He flung open the door 
and ushered m a group of bishops. 

I have sent for them to wit- 
ness " he cried ; and then sud- 
denly his words broke off, and he 
stared wildly from the bishops to 
his wife, and from his wife to An- 
drew. His hand reached un.^U-.ulily 
to his throat. 

I have sent for them- - " he 
attempted again, and again broke off. 

He swung half-round, and the 
watchers saw a light of terror kindle 
in his eyes. He took a step forward, 
tottered, and suddenly collapsed. 

Adrienne dropped to his side and 
took his hand. " Leslie I " she cried. 

His failing hand reached up to 
her face, an<l he seiined to i)eer up 
to sec her. '* Adrienne I " he mut- 
tered. " I have been 

She soothed the hard words from 
his lips, and then he pleaded with 
her to forgive. Painfully he turned 
to where Andrew was kneeling, and 
took his hand. 

" See me through the dark . . . 
shadows that are . . . approach- 
ing," he begged. " Forgive " 

The grip of his tired hand relaxed. 
His head sank forward on his heaving 
chest and the chest ceased to heave. 
A moment later Lord " Leslie Carlyle 
had passed to the Great Beyond. 

I""or Adrienne the world seemed 
suddenly to reel. She put out her 
hands towards the forms she could 
see dimly around her. " .\ndrew — 
my love," she called famtly, then 

>/5^ It' 

My husband, 
is he ? Ah ! I 
He— died, didn't 

the eyes focussed upon Andrew, as, 
his face j^ale, his keen blue eyes 
staring with a great fear, he laid the 
unconscious woman upon a couch. 

Slowly, slowly, Adrienne lifted her 
heavy-hdded eyes. Andrew was 

holding her cold fingers ; there was a 
sudden movement among the black- 
clad figures by the table. They 
seemed, to her e.xcited fancy, to ht 
liiding something, someone. 

" Andrew," she cried sharply, 
what happened ? 
Lord Leslie, where 
remember now 
he, and 1 — we- 

The group before her parted. They 
were hiding nothing. There was 
nobody else there. One 
figure detached itself and 
came towards her. The 
Bishop of Ellworth spoke, 
gently, soothingly. 

" He died," he said 
slowly. " We have taken 
him upstairs. He died, 
compassing another's de- 
struction and bringing 
about, instead, his own. 
Will you let me take you 
to him ? " 

" I will go to him, now. 
And later, perhaps . . ." she 
spoke to the bishops, but 
her eyes were upon Fabian. 
Andrew took her in his 

" And 1 must go, my 
beloved," he said. " I'or a 
little while. But, after- 
wards, I will come back for 
you, and we will go away 
together back to the Fast. 
To Damascus, the land of 
the l-'aithful. The land of 
the mue/./in," 

They left the room and 
left the house silently, as 
Lortl Leslie's physician as 
silentK' entered it. 

■ The call to the faith- 
ful to keep their vows," 
murmured Adrienne, pre- 
ceding him up the wide 

For the Voice from the Minaret now brought only peace to their souls 

sank in a heap beside the body of 
her husband. 

There was a confused murmuring 
outside. Terrifieil servants crowded 
the doorway ; dignified Churchmen 
anthoMtatively bade them begone 
about their business. ' The bishop 
was there; Fllworth ^himself, sum- 
moned by a pressing note from Car- 
lyle, as had been the other Cnurch- 

The purpose of the dead was 
quite *j>lain. He wanted the (.hurch 
dignitaries to overhear what passeil 
between his wife and the man she 
loved. In the hope that Andrew 
l-"abian would utter .something that 
would condemn him utterly in the 
eyes of his su|Hriors. 

But there was only sympathy in 

Came another spring to 
the crumbling town of 
old Dam.iscns, a spring of hope and 
promise. Through the (piiiint dun 
streets a man aixl woman walked lianil 
in hand, smiling, happy. 

They turned their steps to a quiet 
old Oriental hotel, and went mside 
and upstairs to a strange room that 
once they had known together. They 
stood side by side and watched the 
sun go down. .-Xs the last bright Ixani 
of the dying day shot up in detiance 
of the coming dark, a gaunt fipiire 
moved on a tower across the roofs ami 
raised its hands and cried to the 
heavens alxive. 

But the man and the woman 
looked only in each other's eyes, 
Miiiling, knowing no terror. For tlic 
N'oice from the Mmaret now brought 
only jvace to their souls. 

PictKJKss and Pict\JKeQoeK 




No better medium than the screen could 
possibly be desired for visualising that 
odd mixture of fantasy and freakish- 
aess imaged in the term macabre. For sheer 
tiorror, the stage Grand Guignol takes first 
place. But the macabre is compounded not 
50 much of horror alone as of wcirdness and 
strangeness ; and Continental minds, far more 
;han those of British and American pro- 
lucers, have grasped its significance and 
seized upon and sustained its atmosphere 
n their productions. Stray evidences of 
;his have appeared in many movies for the 
3ast ten years. Griffith introduced touches 
)f it at various times ; notably in Dream 
Street. John Robertson and John Barry- 
Tiore between them, in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 
Hyde, contrived a certain dark, chilling 
itmosphere, which dominated the major 
oart of the film. Jolin Barrymore's " Hyde " 
f/zs an unearthly looking creature, 
A-ith his long, pointed head and 
•estless, clawing talons of fingers. 
Mere slits of eyes, thin lips 
Irawn back in an eternal, 
sneering grin, he seemed to 
tiave stepped out of a night- 
mare. And the mysteriously 
jvil - looking street down 
%vhich this figure was seen 
hurrying and pattering helped 
not a little in suggesting 
:reepiness. But the utilising 
3f Cubist scenery and of 
ptrangely massed lights and 
shadows, of ugly and almost 
grotesque make-up, in con- 
aection with such bizarre 
stories, has been brought to 
perfection in The Cabinet of 
Dr. Caligari. Also, though in 
!a less degree; in Dr. Mabuse 
and The Golem, all three made 
in German studios. Caligari, 

Two scenes from 
" Dr. Caligari." 

The cabaret 

scene in 
Dr. Mabus*." 

Paul Wegener 

in " The 

which is the story of a madman's 
crazy delusions, is like life viewed 
in a distorting mirror. Cubist art 
dominates the backgrounds, of streets 
or rooms, or even furniture, \\ith 
startling, but, in a way, fascinating 
results. The actors, with 
their ghastly faces and 
strange, stift movements, 
play their parts against 
oddly twasted, pointed 
and shadowed surround- 
ings, exactly in keeping 
with the weird story. 
But, unlike Jekyll and 
Hyde, there is no theatri- 
calism in Caligari. The 
Golem is a picturisation 
of a mediaeval legend. 
Here, too, crookedly 
pointing roofs, narrow 
overhanging streets, and 
half-lit interiors suggest 
at once the dark age of 
fanaticism and terror to 
which the story, with its, 
to us, equally crooked and 
narrow outlook, belongs. 

\d I ^ ^ (^ r « w 

' /- o y/ \J^ r 

evr\d No\x// 

Generally speaking, family albums are de- 
pressing institutions, but one finds many 
items of interest in the albums of popu- 
lar screen stars. The photographs on this page 
give you a privileged peep at some pictures 
that will interest every "film fan." 

Photographs of Mary Miles Minter and Con- 
stance Binney show that the child is mother to 

The honny babe above 
is Constance Binney 
at the age of nine 

Top right : Constance 
Binney as she is 

to • day. 

According to the law of Hhnoii 
JuUet Shelley was legally too young fo 
stage work when she made her firs 
appearance on the boards, and so sb 
adopted the name and birth certificat 
of her dead cousin, Mary Miles Mintei 

Constance Binney was very old 
seventeen in fact, when she acccptfr 
a small part in " Saturday to Monday, 
but once she started she didn't wa«t 
any time, and has climbed to stardor 
in the space of a few short years. 

B c b e Daniels 
now — and then, ivhen she was 
appearing on the stage m " The Prince Chap." 

the woman ; but who would recognise 
the beautiful, vampish Bebc Daniels 
of our screens in the solemn-faced 
little maiden of yesterday ? Ob- 
viously fkbe has progressed on lines 
according to the gospel of Coud. 

Bebc Daniels was only ten weeks 
old when she made her stage debut 
as the baby in that famous farce, 
" Jane." With this pronusing start, 
it is not surprising to learn that 
Hebe was promoted to a speaking 
part at the age of three, and that 
she appeared in her first comedy with 
Harold Lloyd before she was fifteen. 

as a 

Miles Minter us she is to-day, and 
:hild when appearing on the stage in 
" The Little Rebel." 

^^Y 1923 

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Dedve K 

hinaman, Italian, Highwayman, and 
/andering Jew — such has been the screen 
career of Matheson Lang. 


our revolver, sir," said the 
dresser politely, as he laid 
a glinting weapon of for- 
midable proportions on 
Matheson Lang's table. 

I glanced furtively in 
its direction, as I settled 
I down in a chair as far 

;|ir4y from the danger zone as the pre- 
'icts of the New Theatre dressing- 
om permitted. 

The " Bad Man " narrowed his parti- 
ilarly arresting and expressive grey 

" I was expecting you," he said 
andly, as he casually Ufted the 
;!volver from his dressing - table and 
Llanced it in his hand, with the air 
<' an expert. Only the ludicrous spec- 
cle that I should have presented 

Signing his Swedish 
Biograph contract 

Matheson Lang as 
"Othello" in " Carnii:al." 

holding a fountain pen and a 
note-book above my head pre- 
vented me from immediately thrusting 
my hands up. 
' " I wish to gather a few impressions of 
your screen experiences," I spluttered, 
consoling myself with the thought that 
a fountain pen works better if it is 

He nodded reflectively. And I 

fervently hoped that his impressions 

of Press representatives were not 

so drastic as those mirrored op 

the faces of the pit queue I had 

just seen writhing outside. Under 

the influence of the dirges ol 

the street singers, the victims 

had gazed at the photographs of 

scenes from The Bad Alan as if 

they desperately desired to pluck 

from them sonu; of the numerous 


Pict\JK25 and Pict^iKeQuet' 

MAY 19; 

mastered me to such an extent that • 
found it a difficult task to restrair 
my words within the bounds rf thi 
lines oi Shakespeare." 

" Screen work," I asked, " is tha 
so exacting in its demands ? " 

" In many ways I fmd it mor 
difficult than stage acting," came thi 
confession. " Behind the foothght* 
one has the human voice with wliid 
to create expression, with inflection; 
of tone. Before the film cameras, thu 
drastic loss must be compensatec 

The death of Black Bess in " Dirk Turpin's Ride to York. 

revolvers depicted therein. J3ut many 
of the world's best intentions are born 
to be thwarted. 

" You must have become talented 
in the use of firearms by now," I sug- 
gested, with a feeble smile, as memories 
of my host's work in the screen Dtck 
Turpin, Mr. Wu, and other familiar 
dramatic roles came to my mind. 

" Adaptability is a primary essen- 
tial in acting," he assured me. 
" Especially now that the new ele- 
ment — the combination of .stage and 
screen work, has entered into the still 
more strenuous life of a modern 
player. To-day I have been acting 
before the cameras at the StoU 
Studios, from an early hour, in the 
photoplay version of The Wandering 
Jew. A quick dash from Cricklewood 

to the theatre, and 
within an hour — ■ 
most of which time 
I shall require for my 
make-up — I shall be 
behind the footlights 
characterising my part 
as ' The Bad Man.' " 

" Surely an exacting strain 
on your energies," I suggested. 

" Physically, yes," admitted 
Matheson Tang ; " but a strange 
aspect of the psychology of acting 
is that one enjojT* the hard work 
that creating characterisations entails. 
Often when I have played the great 
emotional stage part of ' Othello,' it 
has left me physically e.xhausted and 
weary. Yet whilst I was playing, the 
part gripped me, and at times it 

Maurice Klvey directing Matheson Lang in " The Wandering Jew," at the Stall Studios. 

with greater attention to facial ex- 
pression and gesture. And here one 
must ahva\'s practise restraint. The 
' close-up ' is an e.xcellcnt means of 
reflecting emotion. But the human 
face, when it is thrown on to the 
screen, often considerably larger than 
in real life, cannot suggest convmcing 
and natural expressions if exaggera- 
tion is introduced by the actor, 
en the flicker of an eyelid may ruin 
an effect that it is endeavoured to 

" Because 1 had played behind the 
footlights the part of ' Mr. Wu ' on 
more occasions than I can remember, 
no doubt many people believed that 
it would be a comparatively simple 
task for me to reflect that charac- 
terisation on the screen. Yet this 
process of transference necessitated 
a considerable amount of additional 
study. It was then that I reaUsed 
the big dissimilarity lx?tween stage 
and screen artistry. For I discovered 
that in many directions one has to 
restrain or accentuate certain subtle- 
ties of characterisation before the 
tilm cameras, l:>ecause instinctively a 
stage actor so largely utilises his 
voice in creating effect. I am not 
suggesting that the stage ' Mr. Wu ' 
IS in anv way different from the screen 
Oriental in the final phase. It i» 
artistry which lies In-hind each separate 
presentation, which has to be varied 

AY 1923 

Pict\JK25 ar\d PictxjKsOoer 


j " The final scene in Mr. Wu, when I am killed, had to be 
I shot ' eight times, before the perfect result was obtained by 
'he cameras, although, on the stage, 1 had acted in this 
episode on hundreds of occasions, with comparatively a small 
.mount of effort." 

As he talked, the Matheson Lang of real life slowly began to 
issume the bronzed and fierce Mexican, whose swaggering 
)ravadoes and humours are the life and soul of his latest 
tage success, " The Bad Man." 

It is said that a great deal of the convincing and gripping 
lature of the acting of this popular star of the footlights and 
he screen is due to his ability to sink completely his own 
(crsonality in a part. And it seemed as, with deft fingers, 
le converted his clean-cut features into the illusion of a 
warthy Mexican, that already he was losing himself in his 
haracterisation. The softness of his refiective grey eyes 
aded into a shadowed suggestion of fierceness ; his mouth 
wisted into supercilious contours, his chin appeared to drop 
,ito a new line of determination and strength. It was a 
lassiTig suggestion of the instinctive artistry of this fine 
haracter actor. For, a moment later, his customary fas- 
inating smile flashed from beneath the grease-paint. 

" There are times when I envy the film actor who devotes 
,11 his energies to screen work," laughed Matheson Lang. 
' For he has the opportunity of travel and getting out into 

he open air amidst the 
)eauties of nature, in the 
)ursuit of his profession. 
Recently I spent a de- 
ightful time in Sweden, 
vhilst I was plajdng in 
L series of pictures pro- 
luced by Victor Seastrom. 
" We had exciting times 
n board a lugger in the 
North Sea, and fires and 
!xplosions. It was real hard 
;vork whilst we were in front 
|)f the cameras. For Victor 
leastrom, whom I regard as 
')ne of the finest artists of 
[he screen, is an arch-reaUst. 
rte holds a mirror up to life in 
iiis creations for the screen, for 
iie has found that true reahsm 
s only obtained by a pains- 



Turpin and 
Black Bess 


(" Gianella ") and Mathesov 

Lang in " The Wandering Jew." 

taking study of detail. With Seastrom I played the part 
of a nigged shipmaster, of the type which Jack I^ondon's 
novels have made familiar. On the screen I appear un- 
shaven with tousled hair, and in seafaring clothes, and 
with bared arms, on which, obvious traces of tar and 
engine oil are discernible. I spent many hours in per- 
fecting that disguise. The relentlessness of the lens of 
the film camera requires judicious and carefully thought- 
out characterisations and make-up. For the screen 
analyses every detail even more drastically than the 
most critical theatre audience." 

Matheson Lang declares himself a great admirer 
of the genius of (Uiarles Chaplin. 

" (ienerally speaking, I believe that 
there are few so gifted that they can 
immediately achieve success on the 
screen, unless they have had stage 
training. The latter is the best 
preparation for film acting." 
Matheson Lang told me that 
fie was eagerly looking for- 
ward to playing the part 
of " Guy Fawkes " in the 
StoU film of that name, 
which is to be produced 
after The Wandering Jew. 
" Guy Fawkes, I do not 
think, fias altogether been 
fairly treated," he pointed 
out. " It is customary to 
always think of him as a 
common assassin. Yet I 
shall depict him on the 
screen as a rather likeable, 
good-natured, bad man, pos- 
sessed of a well-develop)ed sense 
of humour, and a sportsman to 
boot. Since I have been studying 
the history which revolves around the 
popular effigy of November the Fifth, I 
have discovered that such a characterisation 


will Ik- in ri-ality .1 fair reflection 
lA (aiy I'awkes as ho aclnally was. 
I'Iric ih (MIC story uliich I hope 
to see ill the Mini, whiiii concerns 
the episode when diiy hawkes was 
(IrajJSed betore James of England, 
before he wa» tortured. 

' Why did you endeavour to 
destroy the Houses of Parliament ? ' 
asked the monarch ironi* beyond the 

" (iny I'awkes, with a grin on his 
face, answeretl ; 

" ■ So that I could blow all you 
darned Scotchmen back to Scotland.' 
" That he was a sportsman is proved 
by the story of his exclamation on 
the rack to which he had been carried 
after many hours of agonising con- 
hiienient in a cell especially designed 
to (Tamp the limbs. 

• • At. last I shall have a good 
stretch,' he chuckled, when the tor- 
turers commenced to carry out their 
glim work." 

When Matheson Lang l)ecomes 
reminiscent, one realises the amazing 
versatility of his artistry. Not only 
h,is he hgured on the stage and screen 
and in all manner of diverse charac- 
terisations, but, in practically every 
case, he has made such characters 
famous in the history of the theatre 
or studio. 

It is a far cry from Shy lock to 
Dick Turpin, both of which famous 
parts Matheson Lang has interpreted 
on the .screen, with his characteristic 
genius for creative studies. 

He has portrayed the typical, 
lovable sailor ; the (lis.solute " Christo- 
})her Sly " ; the memorable " Wan- 
dering Jew." a host of famous Shake- 
speare characterisations : and, perhaps 
Ins most celebrated screen-role of all, 
" Silvio " in Carnival. 

Matheson Lang is justly proud of 
the success of Carnival. His work 
was a revelation to those who coukl 
scarcely believe that a stage actor 
could bring to the screen such a 
masterful study, despite the vagaries 
of him production, which in many 
ways are so far apart from the craft 
of the theatre. 

He told me that with Seastrom he 
received one of the largest salaries 
ever paid to a liritish screen artiste. 
He is certainly one of the highest- 
paid actors on the films to-day, all 
of which accentuates his theory that 
varied stage work is the best b;usis 
tor siicccssJul lilin acting. 

" .\lt hough I have appeared in 
many stage i)lays which have been 
adapted for the screen," Matheson 
Lang told me, "I still retain the opinion plays six'cialiy written for the 
films are likely to be the most suc- 
cessful. The silent art oj the screen, 
and the speaking art of the stage, 
.'ire distinct branches of entertain- 
ment. Tiiey will help each other, but 
I do not behe\e that either will 
encroach on the other's popularity." 
It IS by nature of being a triumjjh 
for Matheson Lang that he stepiH'd 
>(r.iu;hl from the st.ige to the screen, 

Picf-\JK25 and PictKjreOoei^ 

and his earliest pictures were im- 
mediate successes. 

His hrst introduction to the 
screen was when Broadwest filmed 
his own production. The Merchant 
of Venice. Then came The. House 
Opposite, The Ware Case, Mr. \Vu, 
A Romance of Old Baghdad, and, 
latterly, Dick Turpin's Ride to York. 
The Wandering Jew, in which he 
is now playing, promises to be 
another great success. 

He spoke reminiscently of his 
association with Ellen Terry, Mrs. 
Langtry, and F. R. Benson, in his 
early stage days, soon after he left 
St. Andrews University and came 
to the theatre, instead of following 
the career of the (~hurch, pre- 
viously ordained for him. 

Matheson Lang is never likely 

MAY 1< 

to forsake his first love, the stag* 
for the screen. But, as he stood up tl 
bid me good-bye, a. striking, pictun 
esque Mexican, he assured me that th 
screen had a large place in his hear: 
And as I contemplated that he wa 
about to face a strenuous night's wor 
behind the footlights, after man; 
weary hours in the studios, it wa 
possible to realise how sincere hi 
enthusiasm for the films is in realitv 

p K. M 

Top right: Matheson 
Lang as " The 
Wandering Jew.' 

.ibore: .4s " f)ich 

Right : With 
Hilda liavlev 
in " Carnira! 

<i.:^Mi^' .. 

NkY 1923 

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pass on to mother r61es. Laurette Taylor may or may not 
make other films. She has confounded the critics by making 
a successful perpetuation of her stage 
success ; though anyone who saw her 
" Peg " will agree that no one else, 
unless, perhaps, Mar^- Pickford, could 
have done it. Laurette Taylor has been 
on the stage since she was fifteen, in 
variety shows in small towns, and in 
stock at Seattle, where she played a 
different r61e every week and made her 
own stage dresses into the bargain. Via 
good plays and bad plays she eventu- 
ally found fame as Luana in " The Bird 
of Paradise." Despite her American 
birth Laurette Taylor delights in imper- 
sonating racial types other than her 
own. She is married to Hartley 
Manners, the author of " Peg o' My 
Heart," and the producer of the stage 
version of Humoresque, in which has 
wife is pla\nng now in New York. 

Laurette Taylor in " Pig o' 

My Heart," the film -jersion 

of her great stage success. 

AY 1923 

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MAY 1923 

Di rectors 

No 4. 


This is the story of one of the 
many EngHshmen who have 
made good in pictures and on 
the stage. The hst of " Born in 
England " (or in one of the 
Colonies) is a very long one, 
when applied to people of j 

importance in the studio ' ' 

and theatre — and it is a 
pleasure to present Frederic 
Sullivan as one of those 
in whom England can 
justly take pride. He ^; 
started life in London, v 
appeared in many 


dramatic s\iccesscs on both sides of 
the Atlantic, and as far back as 191 3 
made his debut as picture director. 

He is one of those alx)ut whom I 
can write, " I knew him when — -" 
because one of the first pictures I ever 
saw directed was made by Mr. Sulli- 
van at the Thanhouser Studio, with 
Florence ha Badie, of Million Dollar 
M yslcry fame, as the star. Some of 
the old pictures were reissued recently, 
and were highly praised, for even 
then his direction was good. That 
was in the davs of shorter stories, 
before pictures were crammed 
full of extra footage to make 
a short -reel story a live or 
six-reel featiire, and directors 
had to work quickly and care- 
fully. Mr. Sullivan did some 
fine pictures, with Miss La Badie 
featured in most of them. 
Only her sudden death broke 
up the combination, which 
would have Ix^en one of the 
most interesting director-star 
affiliations in the game. 

V. I^. Pay Johnston and the late Flo La 
S^^ Badie in " The 6 Cent. LoaJ." 

Mr. Sullivan is a nephew of 
Sir Arthur Sullivan, and i 
C spent a number of years of 
his life with his distin- 1 
guished uncle. His taste, 
however, has been on the 
dramatic rather than 
, the musical side of 
the theatre ; but un- 
doubtedly he has real 
musical appreciation, 
though not gifted with 
expression. He is ex- 
tremely artistic, as the 
magnificent production of 
Midsummer Night s Dream ' 
the Ho11n-\voo(! Bowl laat 
summer will demonstiate. Many 
of the leading lights in fiimdom 
took part in the presentation, and 
the London director was greatlv feted 
because of his excellent directing of 
the production. 

And so the announcement that he 
had Ix^en chosen by Charles Hay to 
direct his coming production of Mtlfs 
Slatidish did not come as a surprise in 
film circles, because Mr. Ray had been 
frank in e.xj^ressing his opinion of 
Mr. Sullivan's work. 

Tlir Courtship of Miles Standi. yh is' 
one of the most bx-'loved stories of early 
American history, and Charles Ray j 
should Ix" an ideal " John Alden " , 
whom " Miles Standish " ( Fred 
Warren) sends to " Priscilla " (Enid 
Bennett) to ask for her hand. 

Work is going on in earnest at the 
Charles Ray studio, and The Courlfhip 
of Miles Statidtsh promises to be one 
of the big events of the year. 1 

Mr. Sullivan is hard at work, and ! 
greatly enjoying his association with 
Mr. Ray. " A great student, a fine 
actor, and a loyal friend, " is how he 
describes the favourite star, and those 
who know them Ixith feel confident 
that the two men will work together 
well and produce a picture of which 
England and America alike will be 

MAY 1923 

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^ Great 



and Miriam 

Miriam Battist 
porarily, t 

iattista has returned, tom- 
to her first love, the 
stage ! Not for long, because 
her newly organised company will claim 
her attention very soon ; but in between 
things she accepted an engagement with 
a stock comj)any over in Brooklyn, and 
played two very sympathetic rules- the 
little daughter in " A I'ool There Was," 
and the little sister in " Alias jimmy 
\ aleiitine,"' who gets locked in the safe, 
and causes Jimmy to reveal his irlenfity 
and run the risk of a long term of im- 

Miriam's dressing-room was filled with 
visitors when I went behind the scenes. 
Her flevoted mother was helping her 
remove her make-up. while a grouji of 
admiring friends chatted with her She 
is a charming little kiddie. \erv well 

Miriam Battista, of Humor- 
esque fame, has returned 
to the stage to play in " A 
Fool There Was " and 
" Alias Jimmy Valentine." 

mannered — even Eng- 
ish mothers would 
approve of her, and class 
her with their own well- 
brought-up little girls. Of 
course, she is pretty too, 
and one of lier cutest points 
is a little freckle on the 
very tip of her nose, that 
has to be most carefully 
made up before scenes are 
" shot." I had met her 
before, so came in the 
role of an old friend. 
When Miriam is in pic- 
tures she loves the studio 
better, and so I was not sur- 
prised to hear that she adores 
the stage ! Just like a grovn-up 
she remarked, " One misses the 
friendly audience in pictures ; some- 
times it IS hard to get in the proper 
atmosphere. But I really love both 
sorts of acting, with the one I am play- 
ing in at the time as my very best. I 
adore acting, and I know my English 
friends will love my new company. There 
will he plenty of opportunity for me, 
but for tlie rest of niy company ;is well, 
so that the plays will be really interesting." 
The company, by the way, has just 
been organised, and work starts soon 
on a new story by liana Burnett, which 
has a grown-up love interest, as well 
as much heart interest of the cluUlish 
sort. Miriam, like all stage kiddies, is 
a busy little lady. The laws in the 
I'nited States are very strict where 
chddren are concerned, and the utmost 
care is taken to provide every working 
child with an education. She has se\eral 
tutors, and declares they work her harder 
than if she went to school with the rest 
of her friends. 

1 U-r dcvott'<l mother is most sensible 

r — 












in bringing up little Miriam 
She is an old-fashioned chili 
with good manners, yet dc 
cidedly human (good manner 
are often thought stupu 
things, you know !) 

I must tell you of th« 
crowds that wait at th< 
stage door after every show 
men, women, and even chil 
dren crowd about the en 
trance and follow her al 
the way to her car. She alwa)*; 
has a word of greeting 
making everyone feel tha' 
he or she is the particulai 
person in whom she is in 
terested. No wonder mou 
frienils arc Ix'ing made al 
the time ! 

As she drove away, I 
hoard one kiddie say : " G«* 
it must be line to be a movi< 
actress, and not have to g* 
to school ! " and 1 thought 
of what Miriam had •«(! 
about her lessons. So, you 
nexer can tell ' •'• '-• 

lAY 1923 

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MAY 1923 

Oh, movie " fans," pray list to me, 

I have a song to sing — 
An ode to Buck, so here's good luck 

To the daring cowboy king ! 
Come, here's a toast I'll just propose, 

" Our cowboy of the West ! 
The man with pluck, the gallant Buck, 

The staunchest and the best. 
Sing on, sing on ! A hearty song I 

Fill bowl and glass and cup. 
If you feel blue, what you must do 

Is — see Buck, then, " Buck up ! 
E. \V. (Blackpool). 

Who is the greatest film star of the 

day ? 
For ever convincing, soul-thrilling — I 


It is Sessue I 

My favourite paper I eagerly scan. 
Looking for news of that wonderful 

Called Sessue. 

All kinema posters I anxiously seek 
To see whether he will be coming this 

Who ? Se.ssue. 

His moments of anger with terror 

possess you, 
His moments of anguish with sorrow 

distress you ; 
You gulp and you murmur a fervent 
God bless you, 

Dear Sessue I " 

C. N. (Balham). 

Now Charlie Chaplin's hard to beat; 
He made his fortune with his foct, 
His baggy " breeks " and little cane — 
He makes you laugh and laugh again. 
T. O. (lx)ndon). 

Now the day is over, ^ 

Now the work is done, 
Let's go to the pictures 

And see the villain run. 

I nearly had forgotten 

' Tis PICTUREGOER day ; 

I'm oft to the newsagent's 
To get it right away. 

My favourite book beside me, 
Enthralling films to see — 

If, Reader, you'd be happy. 
Be guided, then, bv me. 

T. B. (Coventry). 

N azimova's the star for me, 
A 11 arc charmed when her they see ; 
Z ealously I claim her best, 
I n her art she beats the rest. 
M any a beauty have I seen, 

nly to vote her my Queen 
V ivid, loving, kind is she, 
A nd the onlv star for me. 

M. S. (Chingford). 


1 love no other stars that shine 
Upon the silver screen , 

There's only one can hold my heart, 
And that's Priscilla Dean. 

- D. F. (India). 

Can you guess the name of a beautiful 
Whose dances you've often seen, 
Who's always alike, yet never the 
When she's Hitting across the screen ? 

Can you guess the name of <i huttcrlly 
With eves like the stars above ? 
A wonderful kid, who deserves her 
So good lurk to Mae, and mv love ! 
E. C. (Forest Hill). 


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Flowers that Bloom in the Movies. 

In Gleam O' Daun, Barbara liedford 
gives her father a basket of food to 
take to " O'Dawn " (John Gilbert), 
putting in a marguerite as an after- 
thought. When the basket has been 
delivered, " O'Dawn " picks up the 
flower to smell it, and it has miracu- 
lously changed to a carnation. — K.R. 

The Villain Did His Best ' 

In the serial, Do or Die, featuring 
Eddie Polo, the heroine is kidnapped 
by the villain and taken off in a 
car. At the time, she is wearing an 
afternoon frock, but the next morning 
she is seen in the car, after a night 
in the open country*, wearing a check 
skirt and dark jumper. Provided, no 
doubt, by the thoughtful villain. — 
W. B. (Montrose). 

Safety First ! 

In Mord Fm'ly, during the whole 
of the big fight scene, the referee 
remains outside the ring. Is this 
usual ? — V. D. (Towton). 

Juggling with Probabilities. 

In ,1 tilni called l.ntif; Odds, " Tony 
Waters " takes a jug from the table 
and goes to fetch some beer. While 
he is absent on his errand a picture 
of the room he has just left is shown 
on the screen, with the same jug on 
the table. — E. M. (Hampstead). 

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In .Suiisit Spra/^ue, "Sunset" and 
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victor, leaves the hotel with a turn 
shirt and badly damaged face. There 
is no other place beside the hotel where 
he can have a wash and change, yet 
shortly after he is seen riding towards 
the " Loring Ranch," wearing a fresh 
shirt, and with his face washed and 
clean. How did he do it ? — W J. H. 

A Night Out. 

In Ihr Fortunate Fugitive, " Ohver " 
escapes from an orphanage at night. 
He is seen crossing the ground in 
front of the house, and a few feet 
away, on the other side of the fence, 
a hen is walking. Rather late hours 
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to raid the village. Shots arc fired 
into their midst from all directions, 
but not one Mexican falls. They 
must all have had charmed lives.— 
J. K. (Maiuhestcr). 

UY 1923 

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a stage-coach appear in Down to 
'he Sea in Ships, which was made in 
the ancient whaling town of New 
Bedford. It is a story of the long-ago 
md the Quakers ; and as the descend- 
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.vhalers still live and work there, it 
vas not difficult to persuade them to be- 
come actors pro tern. The old Friends' 
Meeting House still stands there, 
md a prayer meeting was screened : 
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lolding a service on board a departing 
vhaling ship was made into an in- 
;eresting few feet of film. A Quaker 
vedding, carried out with all the 
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iinest of the year's sea stories. 

.,. ,j aurice Tourneur has chosen The 
IVl Brass Bottle for one of his 
:oming productions. As play and 
ilm this is well known in Great 
pritain. Holman Clark's " Djinni " 
p'as an excellent study. He^was seen 
In the film version as well."' 

Richard Barthelmess has finished 
The Bright Shawl, and work has 
Uready started upon his new one, The 
•ighting Blade. Mary Astor is the 
sading lady, and Lee Baker and 
'hiUp Teed are others who support. 

Edna Flugrath will probably stay 
in California for some time, 
ince her husband, Harold Shaw, is to 
irect for an American organisation, 

Harry Morey has become a screen 
villain — and hkes it. He plays 
the South Sea trader in Where the 
Pavement Ends, and has hidden his 
famihar features, for the moment, 
beneath an unkempt mop of hair and 
a " beaver." Perhaps they will let 
him shave before the last reel, but 
more likely not, for South Sea traders, 
especially the villainous ones, are a 
notoriously unshaven brigade. 

Mae Murray will probably go to 
Paris to film exteriors for 
Mademoiselle Midnight, her new pic- 
ture. It is just possible that she may 
visit London too ; her name was 
mentioned in connection with the role 
of the dancer in Woman to Woman, 
which is to be filmed in Europe ; but 
she will not appear in it, nor film in 

It is very likely that Joseph Schild- 
kraut will be Mary Pickford's 
leading man in " Rosita," the Spanish 
story she is commencing. He is 
scheduled to make two pictures in the 
autumn, and some rearranging of 
dates will have to be done if he goes 
West at once, for he is in a New York 
play. But Uttle Mary usually gets 
what she wants, and " fans " will 
welcome an opportunity of seeing the 
handsome " Chevalier " of Orphans of 
the Storm in another costume role 
opposite the one and only Mary. She, 
by the way, plays a definitely " grown- 
up " part. 

Milton Sills will support Pnscilla 
Dean in that dynamic star's 
next Universal feature. Fire and 
Ashes. It is an original stor>'. 

Now that Corinne Griffith has left 
Vitagraph she will star in her 
own company, an independent concern 
called the Corinne Griffith Production 
Company. Her first picture is to be 
Lilies of the Field, adapted from the 
play by William Hurlburt. It ran for 
many months in New York, with 
Marie Doro in the principal role, and 
should serve charming Corinne equally 

New York lost two of its most 
faithful first - nighters when 
Norma and Constance Talmadge left 
for California. The girls invariably 
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one of the show places of the film 

Just by way of a change, Ruth 
Roland has been trying her hand 
at interviewing. She has just 
finished one of her famous stunt serials, 
and declared that jumping off a cliff 
or steering an aeroplane was tame 
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The Venetian canal setting for Pola Xegri's picture ■Bella Donna." 

its proper channels. Anyway, she 
made a good start by waylaying Louise 
Fazenda for the benefit of an American 
movie journal. Ruth asked Louise all 
the questions she could think of, in- 
cluding every one with which inter- 
viewers of the past had favoured her, 
and duly recorded all the replies. All 
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your favourite movie star ? " Louise 
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Goldwyn's have obtained the film 
rights of " In the Palace of the 
King," an excellent F, Marion Craw- 
ford romance, which was filmed about 
eight years ago, with Francis Bushman 
and Beverley Bayne in the prmcipal 
r61es. It is a story of old Spain, 

Mabel Xormand is back home 
again, after several • months' 
stay in Europe. She will commence 
screening again shortly, in a Mack 
Sennett story," Mary Ann." 

Betty Compson has been engaged 
by Graham Cutts to star in 
his forthcoming production, Wovutft 
to Woman, and in another film, the 
title of which has not yet been made 
public. Clive Brook plays the chief 
male r61e. Betty Blythe, too, will 
be in London some time this summer, 
for she is the " Zahrat " of the British 
production Chu Chin Chow, and is at 
Algiers now making the exteriors. 

To the unsophisticated movie fan 
(if such a person exists !) " Mer- 
ton of the Movies, " at the Shaftesbury 
Theatre, London, may be a bit of an 
" eye-opener,-" But this most amusing 
satire is something everybody will 
want to see for its " true-to-hfe 

sidelights upon the ways of U.S,A 
film-makers. The story from whicl 
it was adapted delighteo none mon 
than the film stars and director 
themselves, who fully appreciated it 
cleverness. Tom Douglas, who play; 
the screen-struck hero, is a film acto: 
irom Los. Glenn Hunter, who playe< 
" Merton " in America, is to be filraet 
in this character very shortly. 

Baby Helen Rowland and Josepl 
Depew, who won so many heart 
in Timothy's Quest, have just finishe< 
a new film, Jacqueline, in which the) 
appear together again. Both kiddie; 
are screen players of experience, de 
spite their tender years, Helen ha. 
played in Silas Marner, The Empt' 
Cradle, What's Wrong with the Women 
My Friend the Devil, Disposing q 
Mother, and The \ight Before Chrisi 
mas. Joseph Depew appeared in th< 
two last, besides Dream Street, Cla; 
Dollars, The Broken Silence, and Jau 
Head. But the last three have no 
been shown outside America as yet 

Another fine " father " r61e fo 
Dore Davidson characterise 
Xone So Blind, a new Arrow produc 
tion with a complicated story, Mauric 
Costello plays a character part in this i 
and Edward Earle and Zena Keef j 
are seen as an attractive pair o ) 
lovers. Zena Keefe has a dual r61e \ 

Nell Shipman has been busy makini I 
The Grub Stake, at Priest Lak« I 
Idaho, This is a story of her ow" 
wTiting, and she took her whol 
movie Zoo, which includes about tv 
hundred animals, with her. Huti 
enclosures, and kennels for the fort 
dogs were put up, for the compan; 
stayed some months, and now Nei 
announces that she will build a per 
manent village there and make Prie» 
Lake her home for some time, pre 
Uucmg all her films there. Tb 

jMAY 1923 

'scenery is uncommonly beautiful, and 
(so varied that there is no need to 
lose the same location twice. 

King Tutankhamen will be intro- 
duced into Cecil De Mille's The 
\Ten Commandments. Data for the 
•reproduction of the royal insignia were 
obtained from the tomb at Luxor by 
Mrs, Meehan, Paramount's_ expert 
antiquary, during her trip to the 

T overs of Baroness Orczy's romances 
J_^ will be glad to hear that / Will 
Repay is being screened by Ideal. 

!<'lora Le Breton plays the heroine, 
' Juliette Mamy," and Mile Mar- 
[uisette Bosky, better known on the 
Continent than here, has a prominent 
rdle, An American director, Henry 
Kolker, is at the helm, and many 
scenes will be made in France. Of the 
popular " Scarlet Pimpernel " ro- 
mances, only The Elusive Pimpernel, 
mth Cecil Humphreys in the title- 
;r61e, has been shown in England. 
The Scarlet Pimpernel, which was 
made by Fox, with Dustin Farnum, 
Howard Gaye, and Winifred Kingston, 
ivas shown in America in pre-war 
days, but never crossed the ocean. 
Beau Brocade was a pretty British 
production based on a favourite 
^rczy story. 


enry Kolker is an actor as well 
as a producer, for he can boast 
!)f a stage career of twenty years, 
before he commenced on the Metro 
' lot " as a film player. You have 
teen him with Bert Lytell in Boston 
Blackie's Redemption, with Nazimcva 
in The Red Lantern, among others. 
-le has directed Betty Blythe features, 
3essie Barriscale in The Woman 
^ichael Married, Vera Gordon in The 
greatest Love, and George Arliss in 

^okn Russell, author of " Where 
^avement Ends," makes a hit 
lith Alice Terry and Ramon 
lovarro, to the disgust of 
iex Ingram. 

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Disraeli. This last was very popular 
over here, and was a dignified and 
interesting production. 

The play, " Lawful Larceny," is to 
be made into a film, but not 
with Pauline Frederick in the role she 
created on the stage. Hope Hampton 
is the film exponent, and Conrad 
Nagel and Lew Cody will play hero 
and villain respectively. Nita Naldi 
has the vamp r61e. 

Harold Lloyd's newest is a seven- 
reeler, and in it he introduces 
a few dozen stunts more in the vein 
of his earliest Path6 two-reelers. It 
is called Safety Last, and thoroughly 
lives up to its title. 

Some very massive sets are seen in 
Lorna Doone, one of which, a 
reproduction of Whitehall Chapel, 
took a month to put up. It is a fine 
piece of work, and looks exactly as 
it should in the film. Then there is 
Westminster Abbey (Califomian edi- 
tion), and the Doones' bandit village, 
with its ancient portcullis. This was 
first attempted in the Ince studio ; but 
Toumeur, who directed, was dis- 
satisfied, and it finally was transferred 
to the Southern Sierras, where a 
railroad company had abandoned its 
workings. An enormous wall of solid 
rock had been partially cut through, 
and here the studio carpenters and 
masons erected the ancient stronghold. 
Toumeur visited Exmoor, and the 
other Devon spots wherein the scenes 
of Lorna Doone are laid, and took many 
{fcotographs before he commenced 


T X ^iUiam Duncan and Edith Johnson 
V V have made their last Vitagraph 
serial. They will take a few weeks' 
holiday, and then proceed with their 
good work at another studio— Uni- 
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Action (F.B.O. ; May 21). 

Melodrama of the familiar hard- 
riding, quick-shooting, and speedy 
action type, as befitting a Hoot Gibson 
screen-play. Fine photography and 
cast, which includes Francis Ford, 
J. F. McDonald, Clara Horton, Buck 
Conners, W. R. Daly, Dorothea Wol- 
bert, Byron Munson, and Jim Corey. 

A Daughter of the Law {F.B.O. ; 

May 28). 
A weil-produced crook story about 
a girl who, finding her brother in the 
midst of a gang of crooks, tries to 
reform him, fails, but meets with many 
thrilling adventures. Carmel Myers as 
the heroine. Good entertainment. 

A Front - Page Story -{Vitagraph : 
May 28). 
Excellent comedy-drama of news- 
paper hfe and politics in a small town. 
Good characterisation, settings, and 
acting by Edward Horton, James 
Corrigan, Edith Roberts,' Lloyd In- 
graham, \V. E. Lawrence, Buddy 
Messenger, Mathilda Brundage, Lila 
Leslie, and Tom McGuire. 

Alias Julius Caesar [Wardour :May 21). 
The adventures and misadventures 
of Charles Ray as a society youth who 
is the victim of a practical joke. Ray 
directed this. In the cast are Barbara 
Bedford, William Scott, Robert Fer- 
nandez, F.ddie Ciribbon, Tom Wilson, 
Harvey Clark, and Fred Miller. Very 
good farcical fare. 

An Amateur Devil {Pafamount ; 
May 7). 
How a " too good " youth tried to 
go to the personage named in the title, 
but only succeeilcd in becoming a 
popular hero. Brvant Washburn stars ; 
and Ann May. Charles Wyngate, 
Christine Mayo, Sidney Bracey, 

Norris Johnson, and Anna Hernandez 
support. Good entertainment. 

The Angel Factory (Globe : May 10) 
A rich num's romantic adventures in 
Slumland, where he plays Cophetua to 
a runaway beggar-maid. A murder 
mystery adds action to pleasing drama. 
Antonio Moreno and Helen Chadwick 
star, and Armand Cortez and F. X 
Coulan head the supporting cast. 

A Sister to Assist 'Er [Gaumoni 
May 14). 
A British screen version of the most 
popular music-hall sketch extant, em- 
bodying the familiar Cockney charac- 
ters and catch phrases, and certain of 
" Mrs. May's " affairs, taken from John 
Le Breton's popular stories. Played by 
Mary Brough, Pollie Emery, John 
MacAndrews, Cecil Morton York, Bilbe 
Baron, and Mrs. Fred Emney. Excel- 
lent coster comedy. 

At the Sign of the Jack o' Lantern 
[Wardour ; M (T,' 28). 
Betty Ross Clark and Earle Schenck 
star in this amusing mixture of farce- 
comedy and mystery, which concern* 
a pair of newly - weds who inherit a 
deceased uncle's house and fortune, but 
also manv peculiar relatives. Support 
includes \'ictor Potel, Wade Boteler, 
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At the Stage Door [Jury : May 28). 
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Griffith. Curti.s Cooksey, George Mac 
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The Bride's Play [Paramount :May 21). 
Sumptuous medieval pageantry en- 
acted between scenes of a slight story 
of a modern Irish bride. Marion Davies 
and Wyndham Standing head a long 
cast which includes Jack O'Brien, 
Frank Shannon, Carlton Miller, 
Richard Cummings, Eleanor Middle- 
ton, Thea Talbot, and Julia Hurley. 
A pretty production. 

The Bromley Case {U.K. ; May 17). 

Glen White in a melodramatic 
detective story about the shooting of 
a rich old man, the arrest of an 
innocent youth, and the elucidation 
of everything by " Tex, a great 
detective." Fair entertainment. 

The Bronze Bell [Paramount ; May 24). 
Courtenay Foote in a dual role amid 
daredevil adventures in India and New 
York. All-star cast includes Doris May, 
Claire Du Brey, and Noble Johnson. 
A thrillful movie. -^ 

Cameron of the Royal Mounted [War- 
dour ; May 16). 
A man-size production concerning a 
Scotch lad's dangerous days with the 
world-famous Canadian Police. Excel- 
lent exteriors made on the spot, and 
good work byGaston Glass, Irving Cum- 
mings, Vivienne Osborne, George Lark- 
in, Frank Lanning, and Joe Singleton. 

Caught Bluffing [European ; May 21). 
A tense drama of character in 4. 
Western setting in which circurristance 
soon proves which is the better of 
two men. Frank Mayo stars, and Edna 
Miyphy, Wallace McDonald, Andrew 
Arbuckle, Jack Curtis, Ruth Royce, 
and Jack Walters support. Good 

Chasing the Moon [Fox ; May 14). 

Tom Mix chasing an elusive scientist 
through several countries. Foolish 
story, but Tom's stunts are numerous 
and all worth watching. Eva Novak, 
William Buckley, Sid Jordan, Elsie 
Danbrie, and Wynn Mace support. 
Mainly for Mix-ites. 

MAY 1923 

Confidence [European ; May 28). 

A fairly amusing mixture of comedy- 
drama and farce, containing one good 
idea, Herbert Rawlinson, Harriett 
Hammond, Hallam Cooley, Lincoln 
Plumer, Otto Hoffman, William A. 
Carroll, and John Stepphng. Good 

The Cricket on the Hearth [W. and F. ; 
Eclipse ; May 14). 
A French version of the favourite 
Dickens story, featuring Marcel Vibart 
and Sabine Landray, simply and 
effectively told. Excellent entertain- 

Dead Man's Love [Anchor ; May 16). 
Mystery melodrama very cleverly 
produced and well acted by Bertram 
Burleigh, Amy Verity, Georges Jac- 
quet, and Philip Mangin. Good enter- 

Dr. Mabuse [Granger ; May 3). 

A master film about a master 
criminal, who uses hypnotism and a 
hundred-and-one different disguises to 
attain his ends ; he finally causes his 
own undoing. Weird, thrilling, and 
wonderfully produced and acted. 
Rudolf Klein-Rogge stars, supported 
by Bemhard Goetzke, Oud Egede 
Misson, Gertrude Wecker, Alfred Abel 
and Paul Richter. A real " macabre" 

The Foolish Age [Jury ; May 14). 

Doris May, Bull Montana, and Otis 
Harlan in a high-speed farce about a 
wealthy maiden's efforts to reform the 
world in general, and a gang of roughs 
in particular. Very cheery entertain- 

The Galloping Kid [European ; May 7). 
A good Hoot Gibson feature in 
which a happy-go-lucky cowboy plays 
chaperon to a self-willed Western 
maid, with exciting results. Edna 
Murphy, Leon Barry, Lionel Belmore, 
Jack Walters, and Percy Challenger 
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Grand Larceny {Goldwyn ; May 28). 

A variation of the eternal triangle 
drama, in which a suspicious husband 
takes an unworthy means of revenge, 
but is properly repentant afterwards. 
Claire Windsor, Elliott Dexter, Lowell 
Sherman, Tom Gallery, Richard 
Tucker, and John Cossar act well. 
Interesting society stuff. 

Her Husband's Wife(B.£.F.; May 31). 
Fernanda Pouget in an Italian-made 
drama of a wife's jealousy. Good act- 
ing, but poor entertainment. 

Heritage {General ; May 28). 

The story of a stolen child, and how 
he was eventually restored to his 
actor parents, featuring Matty Rou- 
bert. Herbert Standing, Augusta Perry, 
Joseph Burke, Philip Sanford, and 
Adelaide Fitzallen also appear. Fair 

His Wife [Pathd-Selznick) ; May 28). 

Elaine Hammerstein and William 
Davidson in a domestic drama about 
a society butterfly who becomes a 
boarding-house keeper for the sake of 
her sick husband^ Well produced and 

His Sixteenth Wife [Vitagraph :May 7). 
A re-issue of an amusing comedy- 
adventure story about a Kadir of many 
wives who becomes infatuated with an 
actress. Cast includes Peggy Hyland, 
Templar Saxe, Marc MacDermott, and 
George Ford. 

The House that Jazz Built (Gamvotit- 
Rcalart ; May 7). 
Ver\^ clever husband and wife 
comedy, showing how too many 
luxuries nearly led to a divorce. 
Wanda Hawloy stars, supported by 
I'orrcst Stanley, Helen Lynch, Gladys 
George. Helen Dunbar, Clarence 

Geldart, and Robert Bolder. Excellent 
comedy fare. 

Homespun Folks [Jury ; May 3). 

Bears out its title exactly. A real 
drama with a simple, straightforward 
plot, and a well worked-up climax. 
Well acted by Lloyd Hughes, Gladys 
George, George Webb, Al Filson, 
Charles Mailes, Lydia Knott, Gordon 
Sackville, and WilUs Marks. 

The Idle Rich (Jury ; May 21). 

Bert Lytell in a mild comedy about 
a rich idler who suddenly becomes 
poor. Supported by Virginia Valli, 
John Davidson, Joseph Harrington. 
Victory Bateman, Leigh W},niant, and 
Max Davidson. 

The Inferior Sex {Walker's '; May ai). 
Society comedy-drama with Mildred 
Harris as a wily wife._ All-star cast 
headed by Milton Sills, Mary Alden. 
John Steppling, Bertram Grassby, and 
James O. Barrows. 

The Kentucky Derby {European. 
Mav -). 
Reginald Denny in a melodramatic 
racing drama, containing the usua 
crooked jockey, last-minute discover," 
and final triumph for the hero. Lilliar 
Rich, Walter McGrail, Gertrude Astor 
Emmet Kmg. and Wilfred Lucas 
support. Good racing melodrama. 

The Law and the Woman {Paramount 
May 2S). 
Betty Compson in the r61e Paulini 
Frederick played in a former screei 
version called The H'owwm itt the Case 
Drama of a woman's fight to save he 
husband from execvition. William T 
Carleton, Cleo Ridgely. Casson Fer 
guson, Helen Dunbar, and Clarenci 
Burton support the star. Ckxx 
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piece of realism. " 
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A new picture of Fay Compton. who is to 
play the title-role in Denison Cliffs pro- 
duction, " Mary. Queen of Scots. ' 

Lorna Doone {A ss. First \at. ; Mayi 4). 
A picturisation of K. D. Blackmore's 
famous classic, with Madge Bellamy, 
John Bowers, Frank Keenan, May 
Giraci, Jack MacDonald, Donald 
MacDonald, Norris Johnson, and 
Charles Hatton in the cast. A pic- 
turesque romance. 

Love's Crucible (Gaumont ; May 28). 

A Victor Seastrom production, art- 
istic, well acted, and beautiful. An 
eternal triangle story in a mediaeval 
setting, with Jennie Hasselqvist, Ivan 
Hedqvist, Gosta Ekman, Tore Sven- 
berg, Knut Lindroth, and Waldemar 
Wholstrom in the cast. A fine roman- 
tic spectacle ; don't miss it. 

The Man-Tamer {F.B.O. ; May 14). 

Gladys Walton in a thrilling circus 
story in which a girl tames a wealthy 
idler in much the same way as she 
does her lions in the ring. Support 
includes William Welch, Rex dc Kos- 
selli, C. B. Murphy, Koscoe Karns, 
.Norman Hammond, and Parker 

Moonlight and Honeysuckle (Gautnoni ; 
.May 2 1). 
How a girl with three strings to her 
bow decides which is the ideal husband. 
Mary Miles Minter stars ; and Monte 
Blue. Wiilard Lewis, Grace Goodall, 
Mabel Van Buren, William Boyd, and 
G»v (Oliver supjwrt. Light and very 

Mr. Barnes of New York (Goldwvn : 
May 2S). 
A good screen version of the |x>pular 
if slightly oid-fnshioncil A. C. Gunter 
story in Victorian settings. Tom 
Moore and Naomi Childers star. Good 

The Ninety and Nine (VUagraph ; 
Max 3). 
Colleen Moore and Warner Baxter 
in a somewhat sentimental drama 
containing some good fire and railway 
rescue scenes. .Mso Gertrude .\stor, 

MAY 1923 

Ernest Butten^'orth jun., Lloyd Whit- 
lock, Mary Young, Dorothy Wolbert, 
and Rex Hamel. 

Perpetua {Paramount ; May 7). 

An interesting kinematisation of 
Dion Clayton Calthrop's novel, made 
in England. All-star cast comprising 
Ann Forrest, David Powell, Bunty 
Forse, John Miltem, Roy Byford, 
Lillian Walker, Amy Wiilard, Ida 
Fane, and Sara Sample. Excellent 

Peter Ibbetson {Paramount ; May 14). 
An effective and delightful adapta- 
tion of Du Manner's fantastic romance. 
starring Wallace Reid and Elsie Fer- 
guson, sup)K)rted by Elliott Dexter, 
Montagu Love, George Fawcett, Dol- 
ores ("assinclli, Nell Roy Buck, and 
Charles Eaton. Sentimental entertain- 

The Ragged Heiress {Fox ; May 7). 

Shirley Mason in, an improbable but 
sympathetic story of a young girl's 
trials and tribulations. Aggie Herring, 
Cecil Van Archer, Clara McDowell, and 
Edwin Stevens support. A pleasing 

The Rose of Nice {Anchor; May 28). 
Rather an old-fashioned type of film 
with elaborate settings and some 
beautiful Ri\ iera scener^^ acted by 
Ivan Hedqvist, Suzanne Delve, Paul- 
ette Ray, Renee Carr, Jean Max, and 
M. Riemer. Poor entertainment. 

Salome {Allied Artists; May 7). 
Nazimova in an entirely out-of-the- 
ordinary production of an Oscar Wilde 
play. The star's only release this year. 
In the cast are Nigel de Brulier. Rosie 
Dione. and Mitchell Lewiss. Uncon- 
ventional but artistic. 

The Sins of the Parents {Stall {May- < 
flower) ; May 3). 
Typical American melodrama with 1 
plenty of sentiment, artistic settings, 
and line acting by Mary Thurinan, 
Joseph J. Dowling, George Hacka- 
thorne, Frankie I^e, Niles Welch. 
Frank Campeau, and Eugenie Besserer. 

The Sporting Instinct {Granger; 
May i\). 
A stor>- of sport in general, enlivened 
with much incident and many topical 
scenes. Lillian Douglas and J. R 
Tozer star ; and Somers Bellamy, 
Mi'cky Brantford. Howard Symons. 
Billy Vernon, Hetty Chapman, Tom 
Coventn,'. and Vixnan Gosnell support. 
Good of its class. 

The Suspect {Vttcigraph ; May 21). 

.\ reissue of a Russian spy story 
verv well plavctl by Anita Stewart. 
S. Rankin Drew. Julia Swayne Gordon. ^ 
,\nders Randolf, and George Cooper. | 

That Lass o' Lowrie's {European; 
Mav 21). 
Priscilla Dean and Wallace Been.- in 
a well-made and characterised story of 
a Lancashire mining village, with an 
explosive finale. Effective entertain- 

MAY 1922 

Tropical Love (Phillips ; May 23). 

A tropical romance made on the 
spot, with Ruth Clifford, Reginald 
Denny, Fred Turner, Huntley Gordon, 
Margaret Fitzroy, Carl Axzell, and 
Paul Doucet in the cast. Good enter- 

The White Hope (Butcher's ; May 7). 
A Walter West production. Good 
sporting story with strong love in- 
terest, and Violet Hopson, Stewart 
Rome, Frank Wilson, and John 

Western Speed (Fox ; May 28.) 

Buck Jones in an excellent Western 
romance of love and vengeance. 
Plenty of action, stunts, and fights. 

When Romance Rides (Goldwyn ; 
May 14). 
An excellent sporting melodrama 
with a Western climax. Claire Adams 
stars ; and Paul Cathcart and Tod 
Sloan head a capable cast. Adapted 
from Zane Grey's " Wildfire." 

Wild Honey (F_.B.O. ; May 7). 

Priscilla Dean in a dramatic pic- 
turisation of Cynthia Stock^py's novel 
of South African schemings. Noah 
Beery, Robert EUies, Wallace Beery, 
Carl Stockdale, Helen Raymond, Lloyd 
Whitlock, Raymond Blathwayt, and 
Percy Challenger support. 

The Voice from the Minaret [Ass. First 
Nat: May 28). 
A picturesque adaptation of the 
Robert Hichens play, with Norma 
Talmadge and Eugene O'Brien, sup- 
ported by Winter Hall, Edwin Stevens, 
Claire Du Brey, Lilhan Laurence, and 
Albert Presco. Story on page 31 
Excellent romantic lare 

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Film Maniac (Plymouth). — Many 
thanks for your sympathetic remarks, 
(i) Elmo K. Lincoln (whose real name 
is Otto Elmo Linkenhelt) started life 
on a farm. He didn't like it, so became 
an engine-driver. After ten years at 
this he went to the Pacific Coast, 
where he met D. \V. Grifhth. who gave 
him a part in The Battle of Elder Bush 
Gulch. Some of his other films are : 
The Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, 
The Beast of Berlin, Treasure Island, 
The Beachcomber. Tarzan of the Apes, 
The Roviance of Tarzan, Elmo the 
Mighty, The Flaming Disc. He is 
thirty-three years old, and is 5 ft. 
II J in. in height. (2) Madlaine Tra- 
verse — that's the way she likes her 
name spelt — doesn't say whether she's 
married. (3) Yes. (4) They're keep- 
ing it dark at present. 

E. T. (Doncaster). — (i) Ernest Wy- 
nar took the part of " Donald " in 
The Four Daredevils. (2) Stewart Rome, 
your " ideal screen lover," has never 
been married off t • screen. He was 
born Jan. 30, 1887. , 

Red Chrysanthemum. — Have you'a 
home, fair flower ? You don't give 
any address. Your letter to Rodolph 
\'alcntino was forwarded on its ar- 
rival, but you may have to wait some 
time for a reply, as his mail is growing 
" every day and in every way." 
^'our favourite was born Ma\' 6, 

A. C. (Guildford).— H ten 
questions is your idea of 
" a few," I tremble to think 
what " a good many " would 
mean. I don't generally go beyond 
four. (1) Paramount and Cosmopolitan 
productions are usually released by 
Famous-Lasky. (2) Never heard that 
they were related. (3) So far as I 
know, Marc MacDermott is the same 
as he was twelve years ago. Better 
%vrite and ask him. (4) Not Pedro de 
Cordoba in A Doll'^ House ; perhaps 
you're thinking of Nigel de Bruher. 
Kathlyn Williams hais been screening, 
on and oflf, for the last two or three 
years, but The Morals of Marcus is 
her latest. (6) Cast of Dr. M abuse : 
" Dr. Mabuse," Rudolf Klein-Rugge ; 
" Cara Carozza," Oud Egede Missen ; 
" Countess Tolst," Gertrude Welcker, 
" Count Tolst," Alfred Abel ; " De 
Witt," Bernhard Goetzke ; " Edgar 
Hull," Paul Richter. 

New Reader (Cricklewood). — Art- 
plate of Shirley Mason in Picturegoer, 
Nov. 6, 1920. Gaston Glass appeared 
on the cover of " Pictures," Nov. 12, 
192 1, price 2d. plus postage. 

The Little 5Iinister (Forfar). — 
Thanks for cheery letter, (i) Bunly 
Pulls the Strings was released several 
years ago. (2) Wallace MacDonald is 
appearing as " The Broncho Kid ' 
in the new all-star production of The 
Spoilers. (3) Malcolm MacGregor's 
latest is All the Brothers Were Valiant 
He's now playing in a film, as yet 
untitled, opposite Ethel Clayton. (4) 
The Paramount version of The Little 
Minister was released last month. 
It's uncertain whether we shall see 
the Vitagraph version this side, this 




li 8M THE NAME "^adbury 

Made Unocr 




MAY, 1923 

Pict\jKe5 and Ricl-\jKeOoey 


' year, I think your friend was right 
about these two productions. By the 
time you' read this you Will have re- 
ceived the prize for your " Fault." 
Don't squander it all on haggis, will 
you ? All the 1 

M. S. (Cumberland).— I thought the 
question of " the best looking man 
on the screen " had been laid to 
rest these many moons. Anyway, 
it's all a matter of opinion, isn't it ? 
Whom do you like best ? 

Sleepy Hollowite (Maritzburg). — 
Yours certainly must be a somnam- 
bulistic, town if you've only just 
awakened to the fact that you want 
that information, (i) Mary Pickford 
played the title-r61e in The Good 
Little Devil. It was her first film with 
Famous Lasky, and was adapted from 
the stage play in which she also 
played the lead. Cast of the Four 
Horsemen of the Apocalypse : " Julio 
Desnoyers," Rodolph Valentino ; 
"Marguerite Laurier," Alice Terry; 
"Madariago," Pomeroy Cannon; 
" Marcelo Desnoyers," Joseph Swick- 
ard ; " Celendonio," Brinsley Shaw ; 
"Karl Von Hartrott," Alan Hale; 
" Elena," Mabel Van Buren ; " Dona 
Luisa," Bridgetta Clark ; " Argen- 
sola," Brod witch (Smoke) Turner ; 
" Tchernoff," Nigel de Brulier ; 
" Laurier," John Sainpolis ; " Sena- 
tor Lacour," Mark Fenton ; " Chichi," 
Virginia Warwick ; " R6n6 Lacour," 
Derek Ghent; " Capt. Von Hartrott," 
Stuart Holmes ; " Professor Von Har- 
trott," Jean Hersholt ; " Heinrich Von 
Hartrott," Henry Klaus ; " Lodge- 
keeper," Edward Connelly ; " Lodge- 
keeper's Wife," Georgia Woodthorpe ; 
" Georgette," Kathleen Key ; " Lieut. - 
Col. Von Richthoffen," Wallace Beery ; 
" Capt. D'Aubrey," Jacques D'Aurey ; 
"Major Blumhardt," Curt Rehfelt ; 
" Lieut. Schnitz," Arthur Hoyt. I am 
the friend of all the world, Sleepy- 
head, so don't be shy about writing 
another time. 

The Two Inquisitives (Heme 
Hill). — What shy young things you 
all seem nowadays ! Here are two 
more who have " only just plucked 
up courage to write me." Take heart, 
my children, I never bite, and very 
seldom bark. (i) The Sheik re- 
leased last Jan. 22. (2) The Great 
Moment released last Dec. 11. 

E. G. G. (Hounslow). — Fve been 
deahng with " awfully inquisitive 
people " for so many years now that 
your confession moves me not. Fve 
read your little ditty, which you hope 
I'll think is pretty, and in answer to 
your letter about this piece of verse, 
it might have been much better, though 
it might have been much worse. But 
pray don't be downhearted at the 
failure of your rhyme; get another 
carol started — and better luck next 
time ! Tra-la-la ! The spring is 
here ! (i) Ethel Clayton's a widow, 
and her latest film is Can a Woman 
Love Twice ? (2) Monte Blue isn't 
married now. His latest is Tents of 
Allah. (3) Cast of Orphans of the 
Storm: " Henriette Girard," Lillian 


^feroirre cfufie Gyp^^^y Cavalier 

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Gish ; " Louise," Dorothy Gish ; 
" Chevalier de Vaudrey,' Joseph 
Schildkraut ; " Countess de Linidres," 
Catherine Emmett ; " Count de Lini- 
, 6res," Frank Losee ; "Marquis de 
Presle," Morgan Wallace ; " Mother 
Frochard," Lucille La Verne ; 
" Jacques Frochard," Sheldon Lewis ; 
"Pierre Frochard," Frank Puglia ; 
" Picard," Creighton Hale ; " Jacques- 
Forget-Me-Not," Leslie King ; " Dan- 
ton," Monte Blue; "Robespierre," 
Sidney Herbert ; " King Louis XVI.," 
Leo Kolmeri ; " The Doctor," Adolphe 
Lestina, " Sister Genevidve," Kate 

Gordon Griffith Fan (St. Pan- 
eras). — Thanks very much for the 
photo. It's a great idea having copies 
of your favourite's signed photo made 
for your friends. Cast of Robin Hood : 
" Richard the Lion-Hearted," Wallace 
Beery ; " Prince John," Sam de 
Grasse ; " Lady Marian Fitzwalter," 
Enid Bennett ; " Sir Guy of Gis- 
bourne," Paul Dickey ; " The High 
Sheriff of Nottingham," William 
Lowery ; " The King's Jester," Roy 
Coulson ; " Lady Marian's Serving 
Woman," Billie Bennett; "Hench- 
man to Prince John," Merrill McCor- 
mick ; " Little John," Allan Hale ; 
" Will Scarlet," Maine Geary ; " Allan- 
a-Dale," Lloyd Talman ; " The Earl 
of Huntingdon," afterwards " Robin 
Hood," Douglas Fairbanks. 

Bobby (Brighton) . — Don't apologise. 
That's the right way to address me. 
As to my being young and handsome — 

ask Helkn of Trov (Edinburgh), what 
she thinks about it ! (i) Cast of The 
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is 
given above in my answer to " Sleepy 
Hollowite." (2) Dorothy and Lillian 
Gish have left D. W. Griffith and are 
now working for the Inspiration Film 
Co. (3) Agnes Ayres' latest is The 
Exciters, and Norma Talmadge's is 
Ashes of Vengeance. 

Twopenny Toss (Queensland).— 
(i) Thurston Hall played " Marc 
Antony," with Theda Bara, in Cleo- 
patra. (2) Principals in Milestones 
are : Lewis Stone, Mary Alden, Alice 
HoUister, May Foster, and Boyd 

S. A. (Springbok). — (i) Sorry, that 
cast isn't available. (2) Edmund 
Lowe played opposite Katharine Mac- 
Donald in My Lady's Latchkey. If 
you write as nicely to Tom Mix as 
you did to me, you can't fail to get 
a photo. I note your message of 
comradeship to " The Nine Mixites." 
But these pages have seen very little 
of them lately. Surely their ardour 
hasn't cooled already ! 

H. M. A. (Ringwood). — (i) More 
than sorry to disappoint you, fair 
lady, but, alas ! the thing is true. 
Still, considering how much he has 
to recommend him as an actor, I 
think you might overlook his poor 
horsemanship, don't you ? (2) You're 
right there. (3) Theda Bara's latest 
is The Easiest Way. Many thanks 
for all the nice things you say about 



QUOTH Longfellow some 
time ago, "The thoughts of 
youth are long, long thoughts," 
etc., etc. Quoth I, when I 
picked up my 
You're a pen to cope 
Thoughtless with your 
Throng. cogitations, 
" Either the 
poet made a mistake, or you, 
indolent readers of mine, 
must have left the days of 
your youth far behind in the 
dim distance." Nobody could 
po.ssibly accuse you. as a body, 
of possessing " long. Jong 
thoughts." Not this month, 
anyway, judging by the speci- 
mens lying before me. They 
are distressingly short and 
disastrously similar. 

WITH the plenitude of 
films all around us, 
there should be no lack of 
topics upon which to air your 


Emulating Rise to the 

Mrs. Caudle, occasion, 

please, else I shall have 
to seriously consider offering a 
course of monkey-gland treatment 
all round. It's too early in the year 
for Parliament to dissolve, though 
I'll own our peculiar climate might 
make you think otherwise. There- 
fore, my pq^rting injunction to you, 
before I bring my lecture to an 
end, and pass on to the month's 
meditations is, " Give your views 
a good airing." I am waiting to hear 
from you and this page is at your 

IN somewhat j)essimistic vein is 
this thought from a Bucking- 
ham member of the K..\.F. " The 
development of the British Film 
Industry," writes 
A Brickbat W. D. {Halton), 
for Britain. " is now practi- 
cally the topic of 
the hour amongst the multitude of 
playgoers, but yet I consider our 
producers have still a lot to learn. 
They don't seem to have the |X'p 
nor yet the talent that lies within 
their Aiiuriran brothers, and the 
stars they ciioosc for the various 
parts are, in nine out of ten cases, 
mere fignrelirads with either a 
stage, boxing oi Society name. 
The film when finished turns out a 
pretty fair production, whereas, in 
the ordinarv roursi' of events, with 
a ' film star.' it might lx> a huge 
success. Turn to the American Press 
and read the various accounts of 
British films shown in that countrv. 

Fict-\JK25 and Pict\Ji^eODer 

I need not say more ; I have read 
all, so I think you will understand. 
What we really want on this side 
is a few producers of the D. W. 
Griffith type, who will go out to 
seek the individual most suited for 
the required part, instead of de- 
pending on people who have earned 
their names in other professions, 
and who are more or less, as I have 
already said, mere figureheads in 
our productions. When this is done, 
we can hope to overtake our Ameri- 
can brothers in the movie world, 
but not before." 

[While there's life, there's hope, 
" W. D.," and the British Film 
Industry is still a very healthy 
youngster !J 

HERE is another dissentient 
voice. " I have seen most 
of \'alentino's films, and I think, 
though he is certainly good-looking 
and is a good 
Libellous to actor, he is not 
the Ladies. out of the ordinary 
in any way. In 
my opinion, the feminine adoration 
lavished upon him simply proves 
how fickle, changeable, and shallow 
in their affections most women are. 
Only a short time ago their idol 
was Warren Kerrigan, then Thomas 
Meiglian, then someone else, and now 
N'alentiiio is their victim. If I were 
an actor I should determine to 
win out by my acting, never to gain 
jxipular favour by the mystery of 

MAY 1923 

my smile or the shape of my 
nose, or the wave in my hair." 
— Latice C. (Bournemouth). 

A LL the way from Cairo 
i\ comes this outburst 
from Phylira {Cairo). " What 
makes Xagel Fan think that 

Valentino is 
For the unpopular. 
Defence. when every 

including PICTUREGOER, 
rings with his praise ? Be- 
sides, why attack one speci- 
ally on the grounds of foreign 
appearance ? Stars such as 
Pola Negri, Ivor Novello, An- 
tonio Moreno, Nita Naldi, etc., 
are popular enough. Valen- 
tino's proud and dignified air 
(it is no/, conceit !), plus his 
good looks, comprise his special 
charm, and I wish Nagel 
Fan would change his or 
her ideas for Rodolph Valen- 
tino is one of the most charm- 
ing stars I've ever known." 


THINK that the biggest 

disappointment in my 

young life is the fact that Norma 

Talmadge did not star in Tlu 

Christian. Mae 

Thoughts Are Busch should keep 

Free. right on vamping, 

because a good 

vamp is hard to find. And I would 

have preferred Milton Sills as 

" John." — Pep {London). 

EVEN the calculated clamouring 
, of my Balham bundle of dis- 
content raised only a very few 
return sallies. Here's a characteristic 
one :" Replying to 
A Staunch your reader in last 
Champion. month's PIC- 
writes Mary and Doug Adorer {Ashby- 
de-la-Zouch), " Douglas Fairbanks is 
not to old to play parts like ' Robin 
Hood." He is well built and very 
athletic. aswell 
as being good- 
looking. And, 
like all good 
picturegocrs, 1 
think Mary's 
curls suit her 
beaut i ful 1 y. 
and that she 
is just the right 
person for 
childish r61es. 
So long as the 
kinema exists there 
will never be two 
such favourites as 
Mary and Doug." The Thinker. 



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Produced by WALTER WEST. Leading Players-VIOLET HOPSON and STEWART ROME. 

JUNE <th. 
Premier, Harriiigay, 
I'ljltis, Westminster Bridge Road 
Shaftesbury, Bouniemoutb. 
Albert Cinema, Silverlown. 
Eleetric Theatre, Folkestone.- 
Impenal, Chatham, 
(iaiely, Manchester. 
Palace, Bilston. 
Caldmore Green, Walsall. 
Palace, Preston (6 days). 
Kmpire, Oldham (6 days). 

JUNE 7th. 

lilectnc Theatre, Halifax. 
.\lhambra, Darlington. 
Cinema. Holhwell. 
Monlpolier, Walworth Road, 
yueeu's Koad Cinema, Hayswater. 
Picture House, Bcaconslield. 
Pavilion, Chingford. 
Central, Eastbourne, 
lilectric Theatre, Muswell Hill. 
P.irk Cinema, Shrpherds Bush. 
Central, Weston super Mare 
Newbury Cinema, Newbury 
Pictureclrome, Southport 

JUNE iltb. 

Picture House, Chesbuiil 
Electric Theatre. Deptford. 
Crown, Walthamstow 

Public Hall, Hastings. 
Cinema, Darltord. 
Scala, Stourbridge. 
Gaiety, Trehcrbert. 
Seamore, Maryhill (Glasgow). 
Palace Theatre, Doiicaster. 
Grand, Dtjuglas. 
City, Leeds. 
Temperance, Yeadon. 

JUNE 14th. 

Grand, Norraantoii. 

Victoria, Leeds. 

Majestic, Patricroft. 

Model, Bimjiiigbam. 

EJedford Street, I^amington. 

King's Cinema, Pentrc. 

Stanley Hall, Carlisle. 

Picture Palace, Newton Grange. 

Coliseum. Harrow Road. 

Queen's, Sittingboume. 

Cinema, Marlow. 

Grand, Bromley. 

Casino, Sheemess. 

Rialto, Southampton. 

Liiurie Cinema, Romford. 

Star, Wandsworth. 

Umpire, Luton. 

JUNE 18th. 

Rivoli, Southend-on-Sea. 

Biograph, Victoria. 

Super Cinema, West Kensington. 

Grand, Poplar. 

L^idywood Cinema, Birmingham. 

Lyric, Birmingham. 

Kosy, Brynmaur. 

Grand, Dublin (6 days). 

New Royal, Openshaw. 

Glynn, Wrexham. 

Pniice's, Hunslet. 

Oxford I'icture House, Bradford. 

Pavilion, Ashton-und.-Lyne (:otb). 

JUNE 3l>t. 

Griffins Wcture House, St. 

Cinema, Llandudno. 

Domestic Street, Leeds. 

Excelda Picture House, Lock- 

Central, Northallerton. 

Springfield, Sparkbill. 

Empire, Longton. 

Workman's Hall, Mountain Ash. 

Stanhope Cinema, Newcastle. 

.\ssembly. Girvan. 

Picture House, Leatherhead. 

Palace, Chesham. 

Electric Palace, Littlehampton. 

King's Hall, Sidcup. 

Cinema, Broadstairs. 

Duke of York, Brighton. 

Exchange, WaJlingford. 

Cosy Kinema, Aberdarc. 

JUNE 2Sth. 

Empire, St. Anne's. 
Empire, Tring. 
Cinema, Eltham. 
Palace, Holloway. 
Pavilion, Maidstone. 
Sweetingham, Canning Town. 
Scala Theatre, Huckuall. 
Alexandra, Swadlincote. 
Era, Birmingham. 
Pavilion, Newcastle-on-Tyne 
Windsor, Penartb. 
Palace, Durham. 
Hippodrome, Barrow. 
Cinema, Thumscoe. 
Electric Theatre, .^ckwortb. 
Palace. Salford. 

JUNE 38th. 

Empire, Warrington. 

Gem, Skipton. 

Birchfield. Perry Bar. 

Coliseum. Wolverhampton. 

King's Theatre, B. Auckland. 

Town Hall, Conway. 

Castle, Homerlon. 

Eastern Cinema, Easttoume 

Playhouse, Hitchin. 

High Street Cinema, Leicester. 

Palace, Beillingtoii. 

Victor)'. Blackley. 




Produced by WALTER WEST. Leading Players-VIOLET HOPSON and STEWART ROME. 

JUNE 4th, 

Picture House, Hailsham. 

Palace, Bedford. 

^^aragon, Southall. 

Queen's Hall, Enfield Town. 


Empire, Dovcrcourt. 

Palace, Ilfrarombc. 

Castle, Homcrton. 

Cinema Royil, Epsom. 

Palace. West Bromwich (6 days). 

Model Picture House, Birmingham. 

Workman's Hall, Llanbradach. 

Tyne Theatre, Wallsciid (6 days). 

Kmpire. .Newbiggin. 

Dijon. Glasgow. 

Picture House, Troon. 

Mount, Bolton. 

Palace, Salford 

Pavilion, Koclid.ilr. 

Lyceum, l-.grcmouiit. 

Picture Houv'. Otiey. 

Klccttic Theatre, Halifax. 

Wicker; Shefneld (6 days). 

JUNE Tfii. 

Atlas, Bolton 
Town Hall, Mold. 
Hipp<Hlr(ime, Brcltnn. 
Temple Cinema, Dudley. 
Windsor, l^cnarlb. 
b''.>i.i, Hcatun. 
fhratre, Bell«hlll. 
C.irTiegie, Workington. 
Picture llnuw. Rye. 
PUyh'iu*e. Hitchin. 
Duke n( Vork'i, Brighton. 
Clifton Cmrma. Margate. 

Atherley. Southampton. 
Laurie Cinema, Romford. 
Alexandra, Swadlincote. 
Palladium, Beeslon. 
Playhouse. North wo k1. 

JUNE nth. 

Palace, Truro. 
Columbia, Hackney. 
Palace, Holloway. 
Premier, Enfield Wash. 
Cinema, Cimberley. 
Empire. Iriiig. 
Albert Cinema, Silvertown. 
Picture House. Deviies. 
Olyinpia. Co-ilviUe. 
Exchange. WalliiiKford. 
New Pnll.idium. HrH;klev. 
Queen's Hall, Bnerley Hill. 
Romilly Hall. B.irry. 
Rosevale Cinema. Glasgow. 
De-Luxe, (fl.tsgow. 
Picture House, Kirkintilloch. 
Empress, Pendleton. 
Pal. tee. K\rrton. 
Princess. Moss Side. 
Oak L.iiie Cinema, Bradford. 
Lyceum. Bradford. 

JUNE 14th. 

Empire. Mexliorough. 

Empire. M'^ssley. 

St. Janies'i Picturcilrome, Liverpool 

Iniprrinl, Honforlh. 

Picture Miiuv, Heb<len Bridge. 

Empire, Whitlry. 

Newtown I'alice, Birmingham. 

Cinema -de -Luxe, Haver ford west. 

St. George's Hall, Kendal 

Cinema rheatrr, Stockton. 

Assembly, Girvan. 

Picture House. Portrush. 

Cinema, St. Ives. , 

Picture House, Horley. 

People's Palace, Tottenham. 

Tivoli, Brighton. 

Electric Picture Hall, .\ndover. 

JUNE 18th. 

Picture House. Epping. 
Palace, Chesham. 
Coliseum. Watford. 
Ciiiem.idcLuxe. Newhaven. 
Electric Theatre, Southsea. 
Cinema. Marlow. 
Coliseum. Newport. 
Trinity, Borough. 
Coliseum, Cwm. 
Palace, Wingate. 
Gaiety. Leith. 
Marne, Dennistown. 
Central, Musselburgh. 
Ordsall, Salford. 
Palace, Hoolle. 
King's Hall. Liverp<.xil. 
Picture House, W easte. 
Empire, Worabwell., KirksUll. 

JUNE alit. 

Pavilion, Askain. 
As-^ernbly. Saltburii. 
Central. Shrewsbury. 
Caldmore Green, Walsall. 
Town Hall. Brynmaur. 
Alexandra. Washington. 
Salon, Edinburgh. 
B B. Cinerama, Perth. 

Empire, Kilmarnock. 
Picture House, Hoddesdon. 
Empire, Hove. 
Majestic, Stepney. 
Gosport Theatre, Gosport. 
Rink. Sydenham. 
Cinema. MUl Hill. 
Hippodrome. Blyth. 
Domes, Worthing. 

JUNE 2Sth. 

Cinema, South Woodford. 
Pavilion, Cardifl. 
Empire, Seaham Harbour. 
Empire, Jarrow. 
Queensland, Glasgow. 
Alhambra, MiddlewicJi. 
Pictuieilrome. Preston. 
Picture House. Garfortb. 
Atlas. Meauwood. 

JUNE 28th. 

Picture House. Openshaw. 

Watcrioo. Blackpool. 

Original Picture House. Saltley. 

Cinema Palace. Oswestry. 

Electric Theatre, Merthyr. 

King's Cinema. Edinburgh. 

Casino, Gl-isgow. 

Grand. Huntingdon. 

Empire. Bigsleswadc. 

Strand. Portsmouth. 

Lounge. Nottingham. 

Picture Hall. Melksham. 

Palace. Bilston. 

Dreadnought, Bathgate 

Qiic^en'* Hall, Crvwe. 

Cinema, lielhe^da 

Albert Hall, Btighouse. 


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FRONTISPIECE: Nancye Kenyon - - 6 



Prtt}tltms J'*r Movie Proiiuccr^. 

Hou/' lidKg. Practises his Slunls. 
RUTH'S NEW ROLE - - - 12 

One Scree^i Star Intcrvieit'S Another. 

J he Stnrr of Brvant and Ben. 

A Picture within a Picture. 
"I WILL " - - - - - 20 

Courtships on the Movie Screen. 



Lila Lee, Warner Baxter, John Brncers, 

Qiieenie Thomas, Mane Mosquini. 


DIRECTORS I HAVE MET: James Cruze - 30 


The ^tory of the Famous-Lasky film. 

THE STAR OF THE MONTH: Dorit May • 35 
FILM STARS AT HOME: Gloria Swanaon -36-37 

When East Moves West. 

Dorothy Phillips Discourses. 


A Picture of the Month 

Henrv Victor's Motto. 

PIECES - - - 


IN PARIS - - 49 



GUIDE - 56 


DO IT 64 


THINK?- 66 













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JUNE 1923 



The bcdulifiil •Itncta' of This Freedom.' who has 

hicn s./.\7,-,/ tn ftliiv Ihr ralf o/Muiy }-lrininf> in Drnison 

C!i/t\ hi f( put 14 re "Mary (Jueen of Scola' 

JUNE 1923 

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THE : 

3 C R. E- & M N/1>^C>^Z: 1 ME- 

VOL. 5. No. 30. JUNE, 1923. 

93. Long Airt, London. 

Registered /or 1 tansmission 
hy Canadian Magazine po'l- 

Our Jur^eMovieCs^lervdevr 

ERTAIN Person 

asks Ed. " Picture- 
goer if can have 
Author Movie 
Calendar s job 
when he goes. 

2. — Author 
Movie Calendar 
asks Ed. " Picturegoer ' if Certain 
Person can have it now. 

3. — Statue in Trafalgar Square 
to man who never wrote a Scenario. 

4.— Author of hundred West End 
movie prologues shot. 7,000,000 
signatures to shooter s petition. 

5. — Ten years since last feature 
with plot, 1924. 

6. — Larry Semon sends unsolicited 
testimonial and photo to tooth-polish 

7.-Photo returned. 

8. — Eminent direc- 
tor leaves £9,000. 
Arrested with other 
£1.000 on him. 

9.— Pete Bludgeon 
gets certain million- 
aire to put two niillions into slapstick. 

10.— Letter to " Daily Yell " from 
Constant Reader pointing out that 
he has seen first cuckoo in London. 

II.— Letter to "Daily Yell," from 
Pete Bludgeon pointing out Constant 
Reader's error. 

Larry Semon. 

12. — Rex Ingram s "Trifling 
Women protest against happy-end- 
ing convention provokes avalanche 
of unhappy-ending films, 1923. 

13. — Rex Ingram produces " Happy 
Endings as protest against conven. 
tion 1924. 

14. — First instalment 
Blood serial. 
Producers offer 
£100 for solution 
of mystery. 

1 5. — Amateur 
author has some 
scenarios without 
endings too. 
Sends them to 
producers " Black 

" Black 


Rex Ingram. 

16. — William Farnum writes to 
himself for signed photo, just to see 
what the attraction is. Fails. 

17. — "Stricken Maud" (Ealing) 
writes Ed. " Picturegoer how to 
get on movies. 

21. — "Ambitious" (Hove) writes 
Ed. "Picturegoer how to write 

22. — Ed. sends 
on letter to author 
of two hundred 
successfully pro- 
duced scenarios. 

23. — Author 
two hundred suc- 
cess f u 1 1 y pro- 
duced films says " I don t know.' 


Bill Farnum. 

24. — " Story of Robert Bruce 
photographed on original web. 

25. ~- Nobody writes for signed 
photo Author Movie Calendar. 

26. — Anniversary of the 26th of 
June. 1905. 

27. — Custard comedies reach Solo- 
mon Isles. 

28. — Solomon Islanders reach 
Australia. Latest reports: "Still 
going strong. 

18. — "Ten Years a Film Actor " 

29.— City Finan- 

^^KB^^Kmr^lF^^.^ -^ 

(Hollywood) writes Ed. " Picture- 

cier says he is in- 


goer" how to get to Ealing. 

terested in interest 


films. C r ow d 


19. — Public tires of American 

gathers to look at 

AT ^m^ 

settings. Kentucky feud pictures 


wfk hE^ 

now produced in Essex. 




20. — Inventor Imperishable Films 

goes back to vamp- 


ing. 1926. 


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JUNE 1923 



ButttY Fosse, double 
for Ann Forrest (above) in 
" Perpelua." 

Top left : Thomas Mcigkan 
as " Conrad " grown up and 
Charles H'allon as " Comad" 
aged 1 2. 

Bottom left : Mabel \'an Uuren and 
Virginia Risl, her childhwd double, in 
" Conrad in Qiusl of lits Youth." 

^^ot by any means the least difticiilt task which confronts the movie 
director is the reconstruction of the family albinns of his stars. 
k This is necessary for films wherein " flashbacks " or prologues 

" show scenes from the childhood of the characters in the ston,-. 

One would imagine that to select the " starlets " to play these 
roles would be a perfectly simple matter when one considers the 
fact that there arc child actors by the hundred from whom to choose. 
The casting director, however, finds the task a much more com- 
plicated alTair. 

The success of the film depends on every rtMe being filled to the best advan- 
tage, and the little " double " must be not only a good actor, but one capable 
of portraying a childish version of the characteristics which his or her grown- 
UJ1 counterpart exhibits for the purjioses of the story. 

In addition to this histrionic necessity, and, pcrliaps almost more important 
in the interests of realism, the small actor must resemble his